Facebook posts that include pictures result in an average of 180% more interactions compared to simple text posts. Including photos in LinkedIn increases the probability of having comments by 98%. The same thing happens on Twitter. How are these statistics relevant to transparency policies? Very simple. If a country wants to provide open access to information about public … [Read more...] about Transparency and Technology: How Citizens can Track Public Money
by Erin Bautista and Tracy Betts. Each year, international development institutions channel billions of dollars into development projects around the world. Is the money well spent? Does it produce the desired results? While many development providers publish project details through their own websites and reports, finding consolidated information on which … [Read more...] about Data transparency as a development effectiveness tool
*By German Sturzenegger y Gastón Gertner How random selection of beneficiaries can promote transparency A few months ago, together with a team of IDB Specialists and government officials from Bolivia’s Ministry of Environment & Water (MMAYA), we arrived to Sica Sica, a municipality located in La Paz Department, to supervise a random selection of communities through a … [Read more...] about Water by lottery draw?
By Alejandra Luzardo* "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin Data collection in development projects has been impacted by the new crowdsourcing trends. With its emergence a new door opens to generate ideas and develop projects using what some call collective … [Read more...] about Crowdsourcing development data