We've created an event registration service and data collection tool. This has enabled organisations, in the San Francisco Bay area, to cope with higher numbers of attendees. Meaning they can help more people gain access to citizenship advice.
EvalC3: a tool to help investigate causes of success and failure in development aid projects.
Last year we teamed up with the International Planned Parenthood Federation and London school of Hygiene and tropical medicine to launch their 3 year innovation project
As part of the Guide to Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement, we came into contact with some interesting and innovative new technologies...
We've recently published three open source WordPress plugins that we developed for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network website. First up is a lightweight Google Custom Search.
Martin Belcher, Marko Samastur and I travelled to India in February to work with Pradan who work in the poorest districts of India, transforming lives...
The Open Contracting Data Standard launched in November. Here's the low-down on what the standard is and what it can offer to governments and citizens.
Aptivate worked with Practical Action in Peru to undertake participatory discovery process for their Flood Solutions Catalogue
TradeMapper, the open source, browser based mapping tool, can visualise any kind of international flow data, not just wildlife trade. Here is a demonstration using Open Contracting data.
The TradeMapper hack day is coming up! Here is the story of how we worked with TRAFFIC and WWF-UK to build a visualisation tool for trade-flow data.
Alfie is Aptivate's web-based Log Frame monitoring tool, designed to address the monitoring and evaluation challenges faced by many international development organisations.
In this time of austerity DFID has maintained its commitment to spend 0.7% of UK gross national income on aid. Making aid spending more transparent is an excellent aim but it requires better data collection and more of it. At Aptivate we are considering the burden this places on small NGOs and what IT can do to help.
Publish What You Fund website, which shows aid transparency of each country in an Index was launched on October 2nd 2012!
This post has three purposes, which I think overlap sufficiently to combine them: A User Guide for the system that we developed for UNICEF, IDS and RuralNet Zambia; A Developers' Guide for anyone wishing to build something similar, and...