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Can big data solve the world’s problems, including corruption?

Governments, academics and tech gurus over the last couple of years have been transfixed with the prospect that better and bigger data can help us solve the world’s more entrenched problems – including corruption and poverty. The United Nations has also caught on to this trend and yesterday released a report, compiled by experts, which […]

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“My CEO will tear off my head, if I suggest to him that we implement IATI.”

This text was crossposted from the Open Knowledge Foundation’s blog Open Aid. The author is Claudia Schwegmann. These were the precise words of a senior policy person of a big German NGO when I presented IATI some 18 months ago. In the past, reactions of other NGO representatives have been less drastic but still very clearly […]

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Pirates of Berlin: a global trend for more transparency?

Christian Humborg ponders the unexpected success of a new political party  in the Berlin state elections last weekend on a platform of internet freedom and transparency, under the unorthodox name of “Pirate Party” The global internet community has been looking with keen interest to Berlin this week, and not just because it is hosting Social […]

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