The emergence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its subsequent spread across the globe illustrates the truly interconnected nature of our current society. And such, where there is a systemic challenge, the response must also derive from collective efforts. In the context of responding to this pandemic, it is key to build responses based on open and shared knowledge, enabling … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: resources and open knowledge to collaborate in response to the pandemic
Data analysis goes beyond the mere action of analyzing data. It encompasses, among other aspects, the steps to access the data, its preparation, and the software we choose to work with.
This tag brings together all the articles written in Abierto al Público on data analysis, including resources offered by the IDB (for example: Numbers for Development), tools and strategies for analysis, as well as initiatives and relevant information on what is happening in this regard in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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
Data is playing an ever-increasing role in bolstering businesses across Latin America - and the rest of the word. In Brazil, Mexico and Colombia alone, the revenue from Big Data is calculated at more than US$603.7 million, a market that is only set to increase as more companies across Latin America and the Caribbean embrace data-driven strategies to enhance their bottom-line. … [Read more...] about Data Collaboratives: exchanging data to create public value across Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean contribute 11% of the value of world food production and possess 24% of the arable land in the world. Open data is a powerful source of information that can help in making decisions and formulating policies to foster the development of the agricultural sector, and consequently to help improve productivity in the region. The governments in the … [Read more...] about How does open data help the agricultural sector?
Happy Open Data Day! All over the world this Saturday, March 5th, people will be celebrating another iteration of the largest hackathon on Earth. Here at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we’re celebrating the occasion by launching three special enhancements to our open data portal, “Numbers for Development”. Nearly a year ago, the IDB launched its open data portal, … [Read more...] about 3 new ways to explore the IDB’s Open Data Portal