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
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.
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
In recent years, the Inter-American Development Bank has stepped up its efforts to open and share its knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean. This is so that anyone can access and take advantage of our publications, data and courses from the Bank's website. Continuing with this strategy of openness, today, I am pleased to introduce a new knowledge-based product from … [Read more...] about The IDB is committed to the open source model for development