Geocoding Nepal

Hey everybody! My name is Mike Hathaway and I am a rising junior at the College of William and Mary. I am currently an Economics major, and will likely pursue a Chinese minor. This summer I am going to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal. There I am going to be working with the Nepal branch of Transparency International (TI-Nepal) – an international civil society group that publishes the corruptions perceptions index. They are helping to lead the fight against corruption globally. This fight is crucial to making sure that society can most effectively support its members. I will be leveraging my experience with AidData to help train TI-Nepal staffers in geocoding and data visualization methodology. By doing so, I hope that I can help make sure that development finance is actually going where it is supposed to. [Read more…]