A New Kind of Transit Dashboard

November 4, 2014
News/Events, Open Data

Logistics – broadly defined as the services and processes needed to move goods and services from production to consumption – is a cornerstone for economic efficiency and expansion. High-quality, interconnected roads and ports can make the transportation of goods easier, and boost domestic productivity.

Logistics remains one of the strategic challenges to improve competitiveness for Latin America and the Caribbean (as identified by the OECD). To develop optimization solutions, a key step is to ensure decision-makers have access to open, complete, timely, and understandable data.

Development Gateway is proud to have worked with the Inter-American Development Bank on a new Logistics Data Portal for Latin America and the Caribbean. This portal aggregates news, projects, and articles published by the IADB on transportation and infrastructure information from countries across the region. The site also features a robust dashboard displaying a variety of information, such as scope of rail, auto, and maritime transport, as well as energy costs, government investment, and national purchasing power parity. Published onto maps, dispersion graphs, and tables – and downloadable in machine readable formats (XLS and PDF) – this data will provide a more complete picture of transit data across the region.

The ability to download this information freely and openly will also allow users to mash this data with other sets, to perform analysis, and to make more informed decisions. We’re proud to have partnered with the IDB to create an accessible, interpretable, and open data resource.

Share This Post

Related from our library

Developing Data Systems: Five Issues IREX and DG Explored at Festival de Datos

IREX and Development Gateway: An IREX Venture participated in Festival de Datos from November 7-9, 2023. In this blog, Philip Davidovich, Annie Kilroy, Josh Powell, and Tom Orrell explore five key issues discussed at Festival de Datos on advancing data systems and how IREX and DG are meeting these challenges.

January 17, 2024 Data Management Systems and MEL
Unlocking the potential of digital public infrastructure for climate data and agriculture: Malawi

DG’s DAS Program recently attended an event on creating a national digital public infrastructure (DPI) in Malawi in order to increase the impact of climate data to combat current and future agricultural issues caused by climate change. In this blog, we reflect on three insights on DPIs that were revealed during the event discussion.

December 21, 2023 Agriculture
What Does a Good Agriculture Data System Look Like? Reflections from 2023 Festival de Datos

DG's joint session at 2023 Festival de Datos posed the question: What does a “good” agriculture data system look like? In this blog post, we'll delve into the key principles that emerged from the discussion.

December 14, 2023 Agriculture