The World Bank wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Over time, the work has been followed by a wealth of indicators across topics and countries. And now, they have released this data for public access to those sharing a vision for a model where wealth and … [Read more...] about Dive down World Bank’s TCdata360 vast ocean of innovation data
Last January, humanitarians from all over the world with a soft spot for Big Data met in Cape Town for the United Nations World Data Forum. It was an exciting window for what is to come in data collection, processing, visualization, mapping and everything else in store for 2017 … [Read more...] about 5 Big Ideas Shared At The UN World Data Forum
It is nice to see some recognition for the work of international development organizations, in this case the International Rescue Committee (IRC), on a mainstream outlet. At the same time, the circumstances are bittersweet, but that is often the case when aid organizations make … [Read more...] about Watch this interview with International Rescue Committee CEO on The Daily Show
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been all the rage - at least in certain circles - and its potential benefits for the development and humanitarian communities could be profound. The International Telecommunications Union recently published a report, "Harnessing IoT for Global … [Read more...] about Perils in charity brought along by the ‘Internet of Things’
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft Philanthropies holds the “belief that there’s one or two areas where we can be impactful.” This according to a Devex post on the Foundation's commitment to the Middle East and North Africa crises, with upwards of USD 20MM. The … [Read more...] about Can Humanitarian Aid to Refugees be politically agnostic?
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has updated its 2016 “response plan and appeals snapshot”. It might not be the year’s definite, but new info will not change the USD 19.7 Billion (in requirement total) figure too dramatically. The plot, … [Read more...] about Make your own OCHA funding appeal endgame