Reid Porter's blog

OpenAg at IATI Technical Advisory Group

Jambo! Last week OpenAg joined many other members of the IATI Community (over 150!) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to participate in TAG 2017, the meeting of the Technical Advisory Group.

Coming Soon: New Tools for Publishing and Using IATI Data

Despite all of our collective progress towards more open data and more transparent funding, the simplest questions can still stump us. Take for instance this real-life, time-sensitive inquiry: “How much does DFID spend to combat illegal fishing? Need to know by noon.” Ideally, a quick search of investment data from OECD DACD-Portal, or the IATI Registry would allow one to triangulate an answer, but not always (go ahead, try it!).

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