*Please Note: This event will take place at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, located at 1099 14th Street NW Suite 700 (one block from the OpenGov Hub)*
The use of data in international development continues to dominate the landscape for the future of poverty reduction and economic growth. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is committed to using and sharing data in the design, implementation, and evaluation of grant investments.
To that end, in 2015 MCC hosted its first Open Data Challenge. The Open Data Challenge is an opportunity for Masters and PhD students around the globe to submit papers that make innovative use of data collected in MCC's independent evaluations.
Join for this event on February 2 to discuss the first Open Data Challenge winning author's innovative work on the benefits of MCC-funded roads in Nicaragua, and insights into better use and accessibility of MCC’s data from the work of our honorable mention author.
This event is being supported by the OpenGov Hub, a DC co-working community and network of 35 organizations promoting transparency, accountability and civic participation around the world through technology, research, media and advocacy.
Event attendees will also learn about the next Open Data Challenge for 2016.