During 2014, we worked extensively with Development Initiatives' team in Bristol to define the scope of their new website and "Development Data Hub". The website brings together DI's work around the world in a modern, responsive web platform. The platform was built on:
- A custom WordPress backend (using WP-API as a bridge)
- D3js for the many data visualizations
- A custom CSS framework for Style guidelines
Development Data Hub
This video provides an overview of some of the data tools my team built for Development Initiatives. These tools include:
- Data-driven country profiles
- Unbundling aid
- Where are the poor?
- Development Data Explorer
- Data maps
Development Data Explorer
How does Poverty relate to Government spending?
With this visualization - utilizing an animated bubble chart - users can explore a range of development indicators. There are also preset stories that an editor can configure without technical expertise.
Who funds what how?
With this visualization, we wanted to give users an interesting way to drill down into 5 dimension of aid data. Users can quickly find answers to questions such as:
- Which sectors receive most ODA?
- How does Country A compare to Country B?
- How did the ODA composition change between 2012 and 2013?
The application uses a MongoDB database and an API layer to make this relatively large dataset available in milliseconds.