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Brandon Pustejovsky: USAID to Establish Data Library to Capture and Share Data from Contractors

The U.S. Agency for International Development will unveil a new development data library to capture, share and visualize information from contractors, employees and non-profit organizations in 85 countries around the world, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes Brandon Pustejovsky, USAID chief data officer, said the agency modified all contract and grantee awards to require partners to send data to the library in support of efforts to capture data in a central place on a regular basis.

USAID has created a basic portal that lists existing data sets and serves as a platform to upload information while the library is being developed and the agency works to modify approaches to data management in the next three to five years.

“The idea here is … let’s share this more globally to make sure that not only USAID can benefit from that in support of its mission, but even the countries in which we work can better understand what’s going on in their own environments,” said Pustejovsky.

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