Challenge F1: Open Contracting (ROOM FONTAINE F)

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Increased transparency in public contracting can contribute to better development outcomes. Efforts are underway to develop the first version of a global open data standard for publishing information on public contracts. The challenge will explore data on contracts in various sectors (e.g. aid, infrastructure) and think of ways to use it with a view to….

Challenge F1: Open Contracting (ROOM FONTAINE F)
Challenge F2: Extractives Payment Data (ROOM FONTAINE F)

Challenge F2: Extractives Payment Data (ROOM FONTAINE F)

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New disclosure requirements over the past couple of years will see oil, gas and mining companies having to disclose the payments that they make to governments in any of the countries where they operate (e.g. taxes, royalties, bonuses, fees, etc.). With these new standards, companies will need to input payment data into a template, which….

Challenge G1: Strengthening the IATI Network Effect (ROOM FONTAINE G)

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Unique identifiers for sectors, organizations, countries, projects, and transactions provide an implicit web of links which can be analyzed to show development efforts as a complex set of interrelationships. AidData has been cleaning up unique ID references in the IATI Registry so that referential integrity is more consistently implemented between data sources. Building on this….

Challenge G1: Strengthening the IATI Network Effect (ROOM FONTAINE G)
Challenge G2: Follow the money – mapping traceability through IATI (ROOM FONTAINE G)

Challenge G2: Follow the money – mapping traceability through IATI (ROOM FONTAINE G)

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There are good examples now in IATI data of being able to trace funding from a donor to NGOs and implementing partners (see the examples on the UK Development Tracker. Outcomes: a) funding chains in IATI data, and b) innovative models to display and explore those funding chains. Main datasets: IATI files Lead: John Adams, Department….

Challenge G3:Canadian IATI publishing tool (ROOM FONTAINE G)

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Web-based tools (e.g. Aidview) help small organizations convert their data into the IATI Standard and publish it to the Registry. However, these tools are not suited for organizations that have several dozens projects – yet they don’t always have the data-management capacity to publish to IATI. The challenge will explore the systems and reporting requirements….

Challenge G3:Canadian IATI publishing tool (ROOM FONTAINE G)
Challenge H1: Automated Coding of Project Activities (ROOM FONTAINE H)

Challenge H1: Automated Coding of Project Activities (ROOM FONTAINE H)

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International development projects are usually tagged to a specific sector, such as “Health” or “Water and Sanitation”. However, for real-world planning and coordination, much more detail is needed. Over the past 5 years, AidData.org has worked to do detailed “activity coding” on development projects – taking them from “Health” to “Malaria control” or “Medical Insurance Programs” –….

Challenge H2: Domestic Grant Reporting Standard (ROOM FONTAINE H)

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Despite the wide adoption of the IATI Standard, it is likely that some type of organizations (e.g. churches, private family foundations) may not adopt it. The challenge will work from their current publication practices to develop a draft standard applicable to several types of funders including foundations, corporations, governments and other philanthropic actors. This will….

Challenge H2: Domestic Grant Reporting Standard (ROOM FONTAINE H)
Challenge O1: Geocoded Aid Data (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)

Challenge O1: Geocoded Aid Data (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)

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Several developing countries and donors are publishing disaggregated, geocoded datasets of aid projects, which answer the question “who is doing what where?” This challenge aims to help make sense of this data and investigate how to present it so that it can be useful and appealing to the people who benefit from these projects. Outcomes:….

Challenge O2: Muskoka Progress and Results Tracker (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)

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It is possible to leverage open data feeds to build an information-sharing application to shed light on Canada’s flagship Muskoka commitment for maternal, newborn and child health. This effort will build on previous work by NSI, including a proof of concept for an online tool. Outcomes: application that allows users to perform a range of….

Challenge O2: Muskoka Progress and Results Tracker (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)
Challenge O3: Education Dashboard (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)

Challenge O3: Education Dashboard (ROOM FONTAINE OUTREMONT)

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Aid represents a major share of education budgets in many countries and can be critical for the lives of children left out of school – about 57 million in recent years. Which countries are most affected by recent cuts in education aid? To what extent are resources being directed to countries most in need? Can….