We believe a major barrier to effective development programming is a lack of publicly accessible data and research. Organizations often replicate previously completed research projects because they are not shared publicly. And without open data, stakeholders have to invest time and money to collect basic information or make decisions that are not based on empirical evidence. We work with governments, NGOs, and private sector firms to democratize information and facilitate better research.
Somaliland Police Administrative Data
Repository of Curated News on Somalia, 2020-Present
Online print media coverage of local events and issues in Somalia is relatively limited, and many of the main online news sources only host their stories temporarily, with no long-term archive of news available. In addition, for outsiders and those new to working in Somalia, it may be impossible to identify the primary sources of news. For researchers interested in learning about a specific part of the country or trying to understand an incident from several years prior, it is often difficult to find relevant news coverage. This project compiles a wide range of news stories from online media, covering security, political, and humanitarian stories of interest. Each story includes an abstract; full-text versions are provided in many cases. The goal is to allow researchers to understand past events whose news coverage would otherwise be lost, difficult to find, or scattered across many different news outlets. The current version includes all stories in daily news roundups produced by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and its predecessor, AMISOM, from 2020 forward.