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 at Abierto al Público
At the IDB we promote the idea that software is a knowledge product, and as such, it should be shared. That is why at the IDB we launched Code for Development, an initiative that serves as a platform to share resources and open source software while also connecting diverse communities which support the vision that software is a public good.
Entrepreneurs are experts at mobilizing quickly and turning challenges into opportunities. In the context of the pandemic, the IDB Lab carried out a regional mapping exercise to visualize the solutions that are emerging from this network. This open data, presented with an intuitive interface, serves to facilitate collaborations, scale robust concepts, and highlight the capacity … [Read more...] about The visible ally: open data about the network of entrepreneurs responding to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
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 … [Read more...] about How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform