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  • Open Standards and APIs for a Better World

    Nordic APIs Stockholm2014-03-31

    Pernilla NsforsTwitter: @pernillanwww.slideshare.net/pernillanasfors

    http://www.slideshare.net/pernillanasforshttp://www.slideshare.net/pernillanasfors

  • An investment in better information is an

    investment in better development

    - APC Colombia (La Agencia

    Presidencial de Cooperacin Internacional de Colombia)

  • World Bank Goals- Ending Extreme Poverty

    - Decrease the percentage of people living with less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3% by 2030

    - Promoting Shared Prosperity - Promote income growth of the bottom

    40% of the population in each country

  • The Open World Bank

    What We Know (Data, Research &

    Knowledge)

    Open Data Initiative Open Knowledge Repository Knowledge Reports

    What We Do (Operations, Finances

    & Results) Projects & Operations Open Finances IEG Evaluations Mapping for Results Corporate Scorecard AidFlows

    How We Work (Partnerships for

    Openness) Open Aid Partnership Open Government Partnership Knowledge Platforms Kenya/Moldova Open Data Portal

    Access to Information Policy

  • Open Aid Partnership

    - Turning aid reporting upside down- www.openaidmap.org

  • World Bank APIs- Indicators (time series data)- Projects (World Bank operations)- World Bank Finances- Climate Data- RESTful with (at least)JSON and XML- data.worldbank.org/developers

  • > 8000 Indicators

    Environment

    External Debt

    AgricultureEconomy

    Gender

    Public Sector

    Urban Development

    Health

    Climate Change

    Trade

    Poverty

    Private Sector

    Social Development

    Aid Effectiveness

    #IATI

    InfrastructureRural Development

    Energy

    Science & Technology

    Education

    Social Protection & Labor

    Growth

  • Openaid.se

  • Openaid.se

    - Hub for statistics and documents about Swedish development cooperation from the 70s until today

    - Openaid.se API launched 2011- Moving to IATI API

  • IATI =InternationalAidTransparencyInitiative

    iatistandard.org

  • Multi-stakeholder

  • Traceability

  • Publish OnceUse Often

    IATI$

    CRS$

    FSS$

    FTS$

    EDRIS$

    IFAF$

    AIMS$

  • Dogfooding

    - Using your Public API as a Private API is likeEating your own dog food

    - Organizations who use their own IATI data for visualizations etc tend to increase their data quality

  • IATI APIs

    - IATI Datastore- http://datastore.iatistandard.org

    - OIPA by Akvo & Zimmerman & Zimmerman- http://oipa.openaidsearch.org

    - AidData - http://aiddata.org/api-documentation

    http://datastore.iatistandard.org/http://datastore.iatistandard.org/http://oipa.openaidsearch.orghttp://oipa.openaidsearch.orghttp://aiddata.org/api-documentationhttp://aiddata.org/api-documentation

  • Challenges- Timely, comprehensive and forward

    looking data- Data quality- Traceability with e.g. budget and

    unique organization identifiers- Access and use of data- Governance

  • How Can You Contribute?

    How do you think you and your organization can contribute to creating a better world using your skills and expertise?

  • #ICT4D =Information and Communication Technologies for Development

    Follow e.g. @SidaICT4D

  • #OKFEST14 =Open Knowledge FestivalBerlin, 15-17 July 2014- Open Minds to Open Action- www.okfestival.org & @okfestival- Working Groups: okfn.org/wg/

    e.g. Open Development / #opendev- Local groups: se.okfn.org & @okfnse

    http://okfestival.org/http://okfestival.org/http://okfestival.org/http://okfestival.org/http://www.okfestival.orghttp://www.okfestival.orghttp://okfn.org/wg/http://okfn.org/wg/

  • Thank You! Now Go and Save

    the World!pernilla@openhearted.se

    Pernilla NsforsTwitter: @pernillanpernillan.se