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Project

Opening data for inclusive practices in migration, public contracting, and combatting gender-based violence
 

Argentina
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Honduras
Jamaica
Peru
South America
Project ID
109520
Total Funding
CAD 667,740.00
IDRC Officer
Fernando Perini
Project Status
Active
End Date
Duration
24 months

Programs and partnerships

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Lindsey Marchessault
United States

Summary

In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.Read more

In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens. This project will explore innovative approaches for using and understanding public data to promote more inclusive government services and policies, address rights and disinformation challenges, and enhance gender equality. It will focus on three major areas: gender-based violence, assistance to migrants, and emergency procurement.

To address the challenge of gender-based violence in Latin America, notably femicides, the project will examine how newly released official government data can be used to end violence against women through innovative approaches. With respect to migrants, growing civic unrest and massive economic disparities have led to a major increase in irregular migration in some countries. The project will begin to explore the challenges of taking a data-focused approach to supporting the needs of migrants and displaced peoples. This research will emphasize human rights, combatting misinformation and xenophobia, and facilitating better services for communities in need.

Finally, the pandemic has caused an enormous increase in emergency procurement, which, when poorly managed, can negatively impact the delivery of crucial services and goods. The Open Contracting Partnership will support action research to make emergency procurement more inclusive, effective, and efficient in the context of COVID-19. Further, since only an estimated 1% of public contracts go to women-owned businesses, the research will explore key barriers and gaps for this group in bidding for public contracts.

This project is part of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) program, a global network using data to promote social good. The OD4D network is funded by IDRC, Global Affairs Canada, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Research outputs

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Report
Language:

English

Summary

This report provides the status of the project 109520-001 Open Data for Development Phase 3. The report details the activities carried forward by ILDA and its partners according to the objectives set in the initial proposal. The main objective for this project is: to strengthen understanding of the role and use of data and open data for driving social and economic development outcomes through the generation of action oriented research and evidence on data innovations, and in scaling what works in the delivery of key public services, in promoting local innovation, and in greater accountability and transparency.

Author(s)
Scrollini, Fabrizio
Report
Language:

English

Summary

This project carried out much needed research to identify the barriers women face in participating in public procurement and what measures are proving effective to redress these barriers. This project also gave local grants to researchers in the global south to undertake action research using open contracting data to identify opportunities to reduce corruption, promote inclusion, improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Author(s)
Marchessault, Lindsey
Informe
Language:

Spanish

Summary
Author(s)
Fumega, Silvana
Report
Language:

English

Summary

This report provides the status of the project 109520-001 Open Data for Development Phase 3. The report details the activities carried forward by ILDA and its partners according to the objectives set in the initial proposal. The main objective for this project is: to strengthen understanding of the role and use of data and open data for driving social and economic development outcomes through the generation of action-oriented research and evidence on data innovations, and in scaling what works (in the delivery of key public services, in promoting local innovation, and in greater accountability and transparency).

Author(s)
Scrollini, Fabrizio
Estudios
Language:

Spanish

Summary
Author(s)
Vásquez Valdivia, Álvaro
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About the partnership

Partnership(s)

Open Data for Development

The Open Data for Development (OD4D) program brings together a network of leading implementing partners who have a wealth of experience in developing countries.