Code for Development is the IDB Group's effort to catalog open-source software that meets the needs of governments and citizens. As we celebrate the accomplishments of its third year, the world is now a very different place. Facing a worldwide pandemic has emphasized the magnitude of many development challenges, and highlights the urgency of the changes necessary to meet them. … [Read more...] about Code for Development: three years of open-source solutions without borders
Code for Development
Code for Development (C4D) is an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which allows governments, civil society and citizens to explore, reuse and contribute open source digital tools to support programs and projects aimed at social and economic development.
This tag brings together all the articles that have been written in Abierto al Público about "Code for Development", including explanatory articles about some tools in the C4D catalog, results and other updates.
These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
In the city of Veracruz, Mexico, the City Council implemented an open source platform that originated in the city of Buenos Aires. In this post, the team from Veracruz recounts their learning from adapting the tool to their local needs during implementation. Veracruz Obras has become yet another open-source digital tool for the Veracruz City Council that contributes to … [Read more...] about How Veracruz replicated the platform that opens public works
Have you ever started looking for software or a digital tool to strengthen a project? Or have you thought about hiring the development of a new tool to solve a challenge? If so, the new code.iadb.org can help you. The IDB launched the Code for Development initiative in early 2017 precisely to serve teams that seek to incorporate software into their responses to the challenges … [Read more...] about How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform
Open source software is an important knowledge asset. When treated as such, it can have a much larger impact. Organizations are increasingly working to share open source software they create and advocate the reuse of open source software. At the IDB we’ve been promoting the internal reuse of open source software as well as sharing it externally for over two years now, through … [Read more...] about Getting the most out of your open source software initiative