This open-source tool developed in collaboration with the IDB applies machine learning to review the quality of data used to determine eligibility for social programs in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. One of the keys to implementing or evaluating a social program is having good data. And, in this sense, well-designed information systems for social programs are key to … [Read more...] about Meet the Atypical Data Classifier, a system to review data quality for social programs
Open Source at the IDB
The latest posts related to working in open source for social and economic development as well as stories about how governments and citizens are developing and reusing software for the public in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Also, read more about the IDB's open-source initiative Code for Development.
At the IDB we are motivated to learn how open source tools for text analytics and other technology can help guide the task of finding relevant knowledge. With that in mind, we teamed up with the Institute for the Future to create SmartReader, a tool to share with others interested in open source collaboration and artificial intelligence. If you have ever worked on a … [Read more...] about Meet SmartReader, our open-source text analytics tool
One of the main sources of municipal government income is the property tax or real estate tax, although in most of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) the value collected has a low relative weight with respect to GDP, on average 0.39% of GDP vs 1.1% in OECD countries. In more than 16,000 municipal governments throughout LAC, there is a strong demand for … [Read more...] about Share your code to improve tax administration
What if code and digital tools that the IDB and others have created were published and made freely available for governments and citizens to use, repurpose, and adapt to address our Region’s development challenges? Imagine, for instance, an app built to digitalize administrative processes in Chile could be used by another government to reduce transaction costs. … [Read more...] about (Re)use that code! Join the IDB Code Expedition
Leer blogpost en español By Cynthia Jaggi, Founder, GatherWell The term open source refers to the process of developing software and making it free and available for everyone to contribute on writing its code or adapt it for reuse in a different context. As some developers argue, the “open source way” is all about exchanging ideas and collaborating with others who can improve … [Read more...] about Open-source Solutions to Improve Children’s Lives