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
At the IDB, we classify knowledge products as follows: Open Source, Open Data, Courses, and Publications.
This tag brings together all the entries in Abierto al Público that touch on any of those categories of knowledge products. These articles are generally explanatory and compile relevant conclusions about the product being discussed.
Through its second year, the IDB initiative continues to pioneer a vision of the catalytic potential of open source software in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also changing the way development institutions approach technology projects through open-source collaboration. Today, the IDB celebrates two years since the launch of its Code for Development platform. This … [Read more...] about Code for Development: celebrating two years of opening software to the public
BA Obras is an open government platform which visualizes more than 900 public works in the city of Buenos Aires in a simple and interactive way. This tool, created by the Ministry of Urban Development, Transportation, and International Relations, enhances transparency and accountability by allowing all city residents to access to updated information on public works. The … [Read more...] about Meet BA Obras: an open platform for monitoring public works
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
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