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1396 days ago
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xProject 4: Increase Canadian's Understanding of Canada's aid efforts
 
xProject 6: (two related parts)
 
xpart b: IATI frequency monitor 
 
xProject 7: Forward-Looking Data
 
xProject 7: Focus of Aid Spending due to political/historical events
 
1401 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Ian Froude 1401 days ago
Idea: Implement a CKAN portal using the Canadian and  North American metadata format set out by Treasury Board at data.gc.ca and data.gov (USA)
 
 
The IATI data is only available in XML format on the CIDA site (http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/ACDI-CIDA.nsf/eng/CAR-102915479-R82). Can it also be available in CSV? We tried to get the CSV from the iati registry site and it was uber slow. If it was available in both places, we could get around the unpredictable server speed problem with the iati registry.
 
1402 days ago
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CIDP background
 
Ian F Submission by Canadian International Development Platform, an initiative of The North-South Institute 
Aniket Bhushan 
 
Background
 
The CIDP is an interactive data and analytics platform which brings a unique visual approach to analyzing foreign aid, trade, investment, migration and remittances, and other flows between Canada and developing countries. 
The CIDP leverages open data for development impact by bringing greater transparency and accountability to Canada’s development efforts.
 
The CIDP builds on The North-South Institute’s (NSI) long track-record of research in the area of international development in Canada. NSI is Canada’s oldest and only think-tank dedicated to policy research in the area of international development. NSI has long played the role of a data aggregator on key flows and trends between Canada and developing countries.
 
The CIDP plays an active role in promoting open data in Canada through outreach events aimed at civil society organizations, universities, think-tanks and research institutes, the media, official government departments and agencies, and the private sector. The CIDP also plays host to a vibrant internship program which has already played an important role in preparing future Canadian leaders in the area of international development.
Over 18,000 unique visitors visited the CIDP in its first year. The CIDP has been profiled in the media, both in Canada but also by the international development aggregator Devex. It has been used by journalists either directly or through specific information requests sent to us. It has been referred to by academics in published work, both directly as well as through specific information requests. It has been used and referred to extensively by civil society organizations. It has been used by students as part of their research. It has also been used by government departments as part of their internal reporting, both directly and through specific information requests. While the majority of our traffic comes from North America and Europe, specific initiatives (such as mining in Latin America) have generated much greater localized traffic from developing regions.
 
CIDP core data covers foreign aid, trade, investment, migration and remittance flows between Canada and developing countries. This data is updated annually and available on multiple levels.Since launching, CIDP core data have been shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media over 2700 times. These data and visualizations have been viewed, downloaded or otherwise interacted with 6132 times.
 
1402 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Ian Froude 1402 days ago
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