Working in the open

December 1, 2012
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(This article was originally published at Blog about Stats, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Open Data flourishes and more and more open-data sites are launched with sophisticated functionalities. So now http://open.undp.org.

‘Open.undp.org presents UNDP’s 6,000+ development projects and 8,000 outputs in 177 countries and territories worldwide. It represents UNDP’s commitment to publish comprehensive, quality and timely information about aid flows and results.’

‘Open.undp.org enables users to find project information categorized broadly by location, funding source, and focus areas, and drill down for comprehensive project data, including budget, expenditure, completion status, implementing organization, contribution to gender equality, project documents, and more.’

An example:

2012-12-01-UNDP-overlay

Open Data is meant as an invitation to use the data by third parties.

‘Public participation and collaboration are key to the success of open.undp.org. Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Build and share applications, conduct analysis, and perform research
  • Suggest datasets you would like to see, and rate and comment on current datasets
  • Display data on your website and share open.undp.org among your networks
  • Provide feedback, comments, and recommendations on open.undp.org’

There’s an API to make this possible and several download formats:

‘The data used on this site is free to use under the Creative Commons’ Attribution License (CC-BY) and available in the following formats.

API for developers (JSON)

Use the following collection of API endpoints in your application or download the source.

Comma Separated Values

IATI XML

Latest data in IATI Data format is available at http://www.iatiregistry.org/publisher/undp.’


Filed under: 01 New on the Web, 037 Open data initiatives, UN Tagged: transparency, UNDP



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