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We produce websites, visualizations, consulting and data-driven research for journalistic projects.

Political clans and private interests

Political clans and private interests

Cuestión Pública

This research shows how the country's leading political groups' private interests and power networks extend. To show the connections and build a web narrative, we created this platform that includes maps, photographs, and databases transformed into cards of each individual identified in the research. This platform is integrated into the Cuestión Pública domain. The project was chosen as the best digital journalism project in the DML awards, granted by the World Association of News Publishers.

Journalism, Access to information, Anti-corruption, Elections, Public Procurement

Oversight of Congress through access to information

Oversight of Congress through access to information

Cuestión Pública

This is the first journalistic investigation on the assets and income of Colombian members of Congress, for which we developed the website and data visualizations. Using Datasketch technology, the journalistic reports are connected, money flows are presented, and the immersion of private interests in politics is evidenced. However, the website's primary goal is to facilitate the application of transparency laws, download public information, and better oversight of the legislative branch.

Journalism, Access to information, Anti-corruption, Public Procurement

Rastrear el dinero en la política

Rastrear el dinero en la política

Transparencia por Colombia

This investigative report exposes the relationship between political campaign financing and public contracts. We developed it with Transparencia por Colombia to unveil possible corruption schemes and the incorporation of private parties. To achieve this, we analyzed a large volume of data that provided us with the inputs to write stories and create data visualizations and a web platform to explore them.

Anti-corruption, Elections, Public Procurement

Women and Indigenous communities

Women and Indigenous communities

Agenda Propia

We collected, analyzed and visually communicated the data of this collaborative journalism project that narrates the leadership of indigenous women in the Colombian Amazon. To do so, we developed the web platform where the stories, audiovisual material, graphics and a freely accessible data repository are integrated. The project was a finalist for the Gabo Awards in 2021.

Feminism, Indigenous communities, Journalism, Gender gap

Visualization of electoral data

Visualization of electoral data

La Silla Vacía

On the occasion of Colombia's parliamentary and presidential elections in 2022, we created two information systems that were integrated into the media's website. They allow you to filter data by criteria such as region of origin, party or political ideology of the candidate and view live election results.

Journalism, Elections

Colombia's election history

Colombia's election history

Canal Capital

For the Colombian presidential elections in 2022, we created a web platform where live results of the electoral count were shown. The platform was input and was broadcasted during the coverage provided by Canal Capital, the public television station in Bogota. It integrates multiple databases that provide context and present a voting history at national, regional, and local levels.

Elections, Citizen participation, Access to information

The geography of transgender struggles

The geography of transgender struggles

Sentiido

We developed an interactive map with the media Sentiido to compare the situation of trans rights in 19 Latin American countries. The tool shows the relationship between laws on gender identity, change of name, gender marker, regulation of sex work, transfeminicides, and trans people in elected public office.

Humans Rights, Gender diversity

Enhancing the use of data

Enhancing the use of data

Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism - CCIJ

We train journalists in data visualization and analysis. We work with international organizations such as the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) network. We also support media outlets to leverage their data, propose investigations based on access to information and create content based on graphics, massive contract search tools, and dashboards.

Journalism

Guides for journalists

Guides for journalists

Consejo de Redacción

We created a training module on data structuring, cleaning, visualization and analysis. It contains a list of digital tools for journalistic work and explanatory virtual resources to encourage self-learning.

Journalism, Open data

Memory for the victims of femicide violence

Memory for the victims of femicide violence

Cuestión Pública

The webspace Ya no estoy aquí, which we developed for Cuestión Pública, presents the stories of victims of femicide during the months of most significant confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia. The space focuses mainly on reconstructing the women's identities, reversing the silence left by the killer by replacing it with anecdotes and memories provided by the victim's family and friends. The platform allows stories to be developed in multimedia format, allows navigation between reports, and presents data visualizations.

Feminism, Journalism, Design

Public expenditure on health

Public expenditure on health

Red Palta

We investigated the flow of money and the modification of public procurement requirements related to the purchase of medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports are part of a regional investigation led by the Latin American Journalists' Network for Transparency and Anti-Corruption (Red Palta).

Journalism, Health, Anti-corruption, Access to information

Anti-corruption data

Anti-corruption data

Ojo Público

Within a microsite on the Ojo Público website, we integrate visualizations, research articles, data management and an algorithm that weighs corruption risk scenarios in public procurement in Peru.

Journalism, Anti-corruption, Access to information

Revealing salary gaps

Revealing salary gaps

Cuestión Pública

Datasketch and Cuestión Pública analyzed more than 356,000 state hospital contracts in Colombia. We found that the wage gap between men and women in the health sector is estimated at 39%. This difference is more than twice the overall wage gap of 12%. The research process involved massive contract collection with a Datasketch application, information processing, reporting, and data visualization. The content, hosted on its own microsite, contains research texts, interviews, and access to data repositories.

Journalism, Gender gap

Detailing the operation of industries

Detailing the operation of industries

Red Palta

In this journalistic special, we compile, analyze and release information on milk production in Colombia. We looked into public contracting, the composition of contracting companies, and the actors that profit from this industrial sector. Among the findings is the identification of land buyers from families displaced by the armed conflict to companies of the School Feeding Program that do not comply with what was agreed with the State. The special is part of the regional investigation "The Promised Milk", led by the Latin American Journalists' Network for Transparency and Anti-Corruption (PALTA Network).

Feeding, Public Procurement

Chequeado

We create innovative data-driven content to position issues with low visibility within the media agenda. For example, in 2018 we participated in the "World Cup of Equality", a campaign to inform about the gender gap in the countries participating in the World Cup in Russia. In partnership with Economía Feminista (Argentina) and Fútbol Femenino (Peru), we organized hackathons, data visualization days, and other activities to generate ideas and communication products that will help us expand our message in favor of equality and justice.

Feminism, Gender gap

Alert and raise awareness

Alert and raise awareness

Datasketch

We raise awareness about crises such as gender-based violence in Latin America through data-driven communication strategies. We incorporate research and citizen advocacy methodologies with public data. By accessing, organizing, and visualizing information, we create content to reinforce messages in favor of justice. Large-format mosaics, composed of data, graphics, and images, allow us to dimension how issues manifest themselves in different contexts.

Feminism, Humans Rights, Citizen participation

Access to information for the environment

Access to information for the environment

Datasketch

This special allows all interested people to learn about and connect with 1.2 million public trees planted on Bogotá's roads, parks, river banks, and sidewalks. In this data report, published in 2017, we delve into how trees are organized and designed in the city and expose a harsh reality. No matter how much is planted, trees cannot mitigate the city's environmental footprint. To do so, we analyzed the urban census of tree planting in Bogotá conducted by the Botanical Garden in 2007. In addition, we conducted interviews with environmental experts and forestry engineers that allowed us to understand the city's challenges and release information to the public.

Environment, Access to information, Journalism

Cultural heritage available to all

Cultural heritage available to all

Datasketch

The history and culture that are stored in books can be transformed into digital products that everyone can use. We did that with the Gran Libro de la Cocina Colombiana, published by the Ministry of Culture, which contains information on 700 of the nation's recipes. Through R programming, format conversion, interviews, and programming, we consolidated a multimedia report that invites users to explore the culinary tradition at their leisure. At the same time, we created a tool to identify and develop recipes according to the practices in the regions.

Culture, Feeding

We accompany public sector entities from the opening of data, focused on the needs of citizens, to its dissemination with different groups.

Open Government Monitoring

Open Government Monitoring

GIZ

We developed an information system to follow up on Ecuador's commitments to the I National Action Plan for Open Government (PAGA). The system includes a visualization tool that shows indicators, obligations, and milestones. It also allows officials to upload the progress of their respective entities, which updates the graphs and downloadable databases from the web.

Open State, Anti-corruption

Open data for access to information

Open data for access to information

CDMX

We implemented the web and developed the visualization tools for the Open Data Portal of Mexico City.

Open State, Access to information, Open data

Supporting institutions to open up their information

Supporting institutions to open up their information

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

In the framework of the GovtechlabMadrid program, in collaboration with Desidedatum we implemented a pilot data science solution to convert the public information of the Madrid City Council into easily accessible knowledge for its citizens. We created a customized tool that allowed workers from different areas to upload datasets, cross-reference them with other users' databases and create visualizations very simply. The tool featured graph recommendation algorithms to quickly transform structured and unstructured data from that entity into content within its web platform.

Open State, Civic Tech

Accessible public data

Accessible public data

GIZ

We redesigned Ecuador's Open Data Portal by diagnosing international best practices, user-centered design, and workshops to improve information management and web implementation. The process was based on the pillars of open government, seeking to promote, in a practical way, participation, transparency, and accountability. As a result, the portal has functionalities for public entities to publish their data, and for citizens and civil society to access them.

Open State, Access to information

Identifying the political spectrum

Identifying the political spectrum

Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE)

With the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Colombia, we carried out this project to provide information on the government, opposition, and independence statements of political parties and movements at the municipal, departmental and national levels. This data can be visualized geographically, as rankings, or as networks, depending on what the user wants to investigate.

Open State, Access to information, Citizen participation

Representing through data

Representing through data

Secretaría Distrital de Planeación de Bogotá

We assisted in the consolidation of an information system on the LGBTI community in Bogota, improving the route of attention to cases of discrimination and violation of rights. To this end, we accompanied officials of the Directorate of Sexual Diversity in the analysis, development, and implementation of technological processes, which included the extraction and integration of different data sources.

Gender diversity

Boosting the cultural sector

Boosting the cultural sector

Idartes

We strengthen cultural entrepreneurship through training in the use, search, and management of knowledge. Through a series of theoretical and practical workshops, we provide the necessary training for participants to build collaborative networks, content in multiple formats, and a concrete strategy to improve their projects. At the same time, we collect and process unstructured information that serves as input to identify new opportunities in formulating and implementing public policies, incentives, and programs within an artistic and cultural ecosystem.

Culture, Access to information

Technology to understand the territories

Technology to understand the territories

Gobernación Sucre

We detail the artistic-cultural heritage of Sucre, Colombia, through an information system that integrates different data sources in tables, dashboards, maps, graphs, and pages with multimedia content. It was built with the help of public entities, civil society organizations, and collectives.

Culture, Access to information, Citizen participation

Data for democracy

Data for democracy

El fondo rotatorio de la registraduria nacional del estado civil

Datos para la Democracia seeks to improve access to electoral, civil registry, and identification information, following open data standards. We developed the platform thinking about facilitating the search, identification and download of information, with designs focused on the target audience of the Center for the Study of Democracy and Electoral Affairs (CEDAE) and a dashboard with preset questions and multiple graphics. In addition, virtual training programs are also available for citizens and officials of the National Registrar's Office, Colombia's primary electoral entity.

Open State, Access to information

Facilitating accountability

Facilitating accountability

Alcaldía de Jamundi

We create data communication strategies for local governments to show how public resources were planned and are being invested. For example, within a web page, we explain how social control can be exercised and release information on contracting, including findings such as the agencies that allocate the most contracts, the months with the most bids, and the total amounts. The data that feeds the tools can be downloaded and verified, allowing citizens to make their own visualizations and generate new investigations.

Open State, Public Procurement, Access to information

Facilitating accountability

Facilitating accountability

Alcaldía de Palmira

We create data communication strategies for local governments to show how public resources were planned and are being invested. For example, within a web page, we explain how social control can be exercised and release information on contracting, including findings such as the agencies that allocate the most contracts, the months with the most bids, and the total amounts. The data that feeds the tools can be downloaded and verified, allowing citizens to make their own visualizations and generate new investigations.

Open State, Public Procurement, Access to information

Based on their global vision, we create platforms, tools and data communication strategies that strengthen the focused, regional and local work of organizations. We broaden the reach of their audiences by linking their knowledge to the information generated from the communities.

Oversight of public resources

Oversight of public resources

Open Contracting Partnership (OCP)

We created a public procurement alert system in Ecuador with an implementation of algorithms, data analysis tools and a microsite with visualizations.

Open State, Access to information, Public Procurement

Analyze and communicate the effectiveness of laws

Analyze and communicate the effectiveness of laws

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

This project compares personal data protection laws in Latin America and the Caribbean and their level of compliance with the Ibero-American Data Protection Standard. We made available data from multiple sources and reports through an online information system that presents the research results through downloadable visualizations, dashboards and data tables.

Digital rights, Humans Rights

Public Policy on Reforestation and Environmental Care

Public Policy on Reforestation and Environmental Care

Open Government Partnership

To comply with public policy commitments on reforestation and environmental care in Ecuador, we are developing two information systems that improve the management of general data and the visual analysis of the reports of the entities in charge. This way, international and national organizations and all interested parties will have online tools for monitoring.

Access to information, Open State, Environment

Strengthening the use of open data

Strengthening the use of open data

Hivos

We trained members of HIVOS national committees in open data requesting, data-driven content creation, and information analysis, mainly related to the quality of public spending to care for HIV patients. The knowledge enabled the committees to sustain and nurture their observadatos.org platform.

Journalism, Humans Rights, Health, Access to information

Determining the quality of open data

Determining the quality of open data

Open Data Charter

With Open Data Charter, we conducted a consultancy on open data for the fight against corruption in Uzbekistan. We applied one of the main ODC guidelines to determine the existence and status of the 30 datasets that the nation should have to fight corruption, which is essential for civil service monitoring and investigation.

Open State, Access to information

Promoting better living conditions

Promoting better living conditions

Hivos

We designed and implemented an accompaniment program to strengthen the monitoring, analysis, and visualization of data for organizations working for the well-being of people living with HIV. As a result, the organizations, which are part of the Hivos network in Latin America, benefited from the appropriation of open data to create advocacy strategies, new narratives, public policy analysis, and use of public resources.

Humans Rights, Gender diversity, Health, Access to information, Journalism

Improvements and changes in transportation

Improvements and changes in transportation

New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO)

This platform consolidates a list of mobility and public space actions that changed the mobility landscape after the Covid-19 pandemic. The actions were identified from a series of sorted, harmonized, and consolidated databases to feed a visualization tool with maps and other graphics.

Public Space, COVID-19 pandemic, Mobility

Demystifying and verifying

Demystifying and verifying

UNFPA

As a strategy to end misinformation about contraceptive methods, UNFPA Colombia analyzed more than 330 thousand tweets related to sexual and reproductive health. To present the results of their research, we created an interactive website for them, with navigation focused on a young audience and with dashboards that offer the evidence in a synthesized way to refute prejudices, taboos, and myths.

Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights

We help you benefit your target audiences by communicating your research, reports and databases through attractive and user-friendly sites.

Explore interdisciplinary solutions

Explore interdisciplinary solutions

Abrelatam / Condatos

Latin America's problems need solutions from multiple points of view. To this end, we developed a series of workshops, supported by the Latin American Open Data Initiative, with embroidery as the main activity to establish dialogues between actors from different disciplines. The result was an art exhibition to generate reflections on how to use data and open knowledge to ensure a better future for the region.

Culture

Social justice in candidacies

Social justice in candidacies

Temblores

We created an information exploration tool to present and compare the social justice positions of the candidates for the Colombian Congress in 2022. The device crosses variables and groups candidates by filters, linked to a database that can be edited and fed live. The NGO Temblores collected the data through a questionnaire that addresses issues such as drugs, law enforcement, access to justice, and gender policies.

Elections, Citizen participation

The biodiversity figures

The biodiversity figures

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE RECURSOS BIOLÓGICOS “ALEXANDER von HUMBOLDT”

We created a web platform that shows a complete list of open data on biodiversity in Colombia. They are presented through a dashboard, visualizations, and repositories. In addition, the user can connect variables to understand phenomena such as species trade and access a list of national and international information sources.

Environment

Identify the dangers against the LGBTI community

Identify the dangers against the LGBTI community

Colombia Diversas

We created a dashboard for the NGO Colombia Diversa to explore information on multiple variables related to gender and LGBTI communities. The dashboard directly connects to a database to be updated by the organization. The tool allows you to select different types of graphs and download data tables while offering module navigation with findings, trends, and maps.

Gender diversity

Thinking for better data governance

Thinking for better data governance

Karisma

We analyzed the draft of Colombia's National Data Infrastructure Plan, which seeks to drive the digital transformation of the State and develop a data-driven economy. The review revealed areas for improvement to create a more democratic, open, and inclusive Plan, articulating current national and international standards and public policies. The project was carried out with the Karisma Foundation and the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA) sponsorship.

Open State

Monitoring technology

Monitoring technology

Derechos Digitales

Facial recognition has advanced rapidly and quietly in Latin America. With international organizations, we created a web platform to showcase the various systems operating in the region and their risks. In addition, users have access to a database and visualizations detailing suppliers, public procurement, and the countries where this technology is implemented most.

Digital rights, Humans Rights, Access to information, Public Procurement

Informing investment in healthcare

Informing investment in healthcare

Coalición Internacional de Preparación para el Tratamiento (ITPC)

We designed and developed the website to present intuitive and user-friendly reports on public spending on anti-retroviral drugs in Guatemala. The website offers the content through research articles, visualizations, and a data explorer.

Health, Public Procurement

Achieving goals with the help of data

Achieving goals with the help of data

Diálogos Guatemala

We do consult for strategic communication using data and user-centered design. We have worked with organizations such as Diálogos, in Guatemala, performing data source assessment, information organization, approaches to visualization tools, and project management.

Humans Rights

Explain phenomena and public measures

Explain phenomena and public measures

Karisma

We designed and developed for the Karisma Foundation a web microsite that presents the details of their report on cell phone theft in Colombia. The microsite has visualizations, graphic identity, and research articles that facilitate the communication of figures and the evaluation of public policies.

Digital rights

 Exposing gender-based violence

Exposing gender-based violence

Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia

Through a multimedia journalistic special, we make visible how gender-based violence perpetrated by law enforcement agents in Colombia manifests itself. In collaboration with the Acción Colectiva de Objetoras y Objetores de Conciencia (Collective Action of Conscientious Objectors), the issue is addressed through testimonies, data analysis, and access to public information. The special, published on our website, contains texts, visualizations, timelines, illustrations, and podcasts with the voices of victims and defenders.

Feminism, Humans Rights, Citizen participation, Gender gap

We automate processes so that companies can focus on their growth, confident that they will process and analyze their data with the quality that their industry demands.

Facilitating the use of data

Facilitating the use of data

Pipeline Solutions

We create tools for companies to access fast and reliable visual analysis of their data. Automatic reports are generated with easy-to-edit tables and suggestions for using suitable graphics, providing content that can be shared with internal or external audiences.

Entrepreneurship, Economy

Study and prevent infoxication

Study and prevent infoxication

Ethos BT

To reduce the vulnerability of Colombians to fake news, we developed a test for the Detox Information Project (DIP) that combines programming, behavioral science, and communication. The test presents multiple scenarios, automatically evaluates the user's vulnerability, and includes pedagogical content.

Citizen participation, Digital rights

Innovation meetings

Innovation meetings

Datasketch

Since 2016 we have held this open meeting with journalists, researchers, activists, and developers to share data-driven projects. The topics have addressed electoral times, gender diversity, access to information, journalistic innovation, open government, ethics in technology, among others. As a result, Datos y Guaros has become one of the events of reference within the Colombian community that seeks to promote, improve and expand the use of data.

Journalism, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Open data, Access to information