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Feb 25, 2013

One of the first questions we get about NGO Aid Map – an initiative that pools and shares data about the work of InterAction members around the world – is, “Who visits the site?” A close second is, “How are people using the site?” Though we have some information about this, these are both surprisingly difficult questions to answer.

The “Who”

Feb 13, 2013

In the second post in this series, I discussed what we’ve learned about what motivates InterAction members to provide data for NGO Aid Map, an initiative that pools and shares data about the work of InterAction members around the world. But incentives are just one part of the equation.

Jan 30, 2013

The viability and success of NGO Aid Map, a mapping initiative that pools and shares data about the work of InterAction members around the world, depends entirely on whether InterAction members contribute data. Unlike an organization or donor that can require its staff or grantees to share certain information, participation in NGO Aid Map is completely voluntary.

Jan 23, 2013

Open data, or “data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone” – combined with standards that make that data comparable across organizations – is being touted as one of the keys to improving philanthropy and international aid. The thinking is that by making aid information easier to combine, access and use, accountability for aid resources will improve, funding will go where it’s needed most, and opportunities for corruption will be reduced.

May 14, 2012

Yesterday families around the U.S. sat down for brunch to celebrate their mothers and the amazing jobs they do.  Yet, while our tables were full, many mothers struggle daily to provide enough food for their children.  Check out these blogs on maternal and child health:

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free 
By World Vision

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