Scraping Contracts, Digging Dfid

In an article on the Guardian Data Blog Claire Provost outlined how the recent furore over consultancy spending by the Department for International Development (Dfid) should not be about turning the aid tap off but about making aid work for the donor country. One way to promote development in donor countries is to untie aid, to … Continue Reading →

Data Journalism: The Story So Far

And here’s what Tim Berner-Lee, founder of the internet, said regarding the subject of data journalism: Journalists need to be data-savvy… [it's] going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it … Continue Reading →