In its commitment to more openness, the Nigerian government launched a financial transparency policy and web portal to provide the public with greater insight into government expenditures.

Benjamin Holzman, Desteo Mugabi |

The Global Public Procurement Database is a first of its kind knowledge product that convenes in a single platform data on different countries’ procurement laws, systems, and performances across…

Hunt La Cascia, Justin Valentine |

Both governments and development partners need to start thinking proactively about the upsides and downsides of digital data assets.

Jim Brumby, Kai Kaiser |

Rosie the robot was built to analyze the public expenses of Brazil’s congress members and empower citizen demands for social accountability. Read to learn what factors contributed to Rosie's…

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |

Rosie the Robot was built to improve social accountability in how members of congress in Brazil spend public funds.

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |

Growing concerns over climate change and other environment and social issues are having a big impact on how today’s investors think about their investment strategies. According to a recent global…

Tim Herzog |

  From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog from Margriet Nieuwenhuis, Eva van Steenbergen and Wendy Carrara on behalf of the European Data Portal. The indicator “Open Data readiness” mentioned in the…

Tariq Khokhar |

Participants of data literacy program in Sudan. Photo: Sandra Moscoso What do you do when facing a tough decision, like buying a home or selecting the right location for your new business? What…

Sandra Moscoso |

  Though maternity leave is standard in almost all economies, it varies in duration from a few weeks to a few years. Most maternity leave is paid, though economies vary on whether it is paid by…

Tariq Khokhar |