[open-development] Open MDG

Rolf Kleef r.kleef at nivocer.com
Sat Oct 30 20:54:28 UTC 2010

Hi Rufus,

Would be good to have a brainstorm/build session at the Open Government 
Data Camp about this?

Several Dutch development NGOs and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
are exploring open data, so we're moving towards finding best practices 
and appropriate standards to make data sets available, and building 
application(s) to demonstrate benefits of "being open".

One of the challenges at hand here is showing the contribution of Dutch 
development aid towards the MDGs. An application for that fits the 
criteria for the Worldbank challenge...


On 30/10/10 02:19, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Interesting - I also wonder whether it is tongue in cheek (given the
> basecamp screenshot).
> I did something with the MDG a few years back (at the time the MDG
> dataset wasn't available in bulk so scraping it was actually a useful
> thing to do - see<http://ckan.net/package/mdg>  for more info):
> <http://openeconomics.net/mdg/>
> I was thinking about dusting this off and finding some collaborators
> who might be interested in working on this for
> <http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/>
> If there is anyone interested in this sort of thing or the world banks
> apps challenge let me know!
> Rufus
> On 29 October 2010 18:24, Jonathan Gray<jonathan.gray at okfn.org>  wrote:
>> Looks interesting! Anyone know what is planned?
>> http://openmdg.org/
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