TASCHA Launches Development and Access to Information Dashboards

A teal and orange graph illustrating the percentage of the population covered by at least a 3G network from 2006-2018 in South Africa

July 8, 2020

“The rights and capacity to use, create, and share information in ways that are meaningful to each individual, community, or organization.”  July 8th 2020 – The Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has released the Development and Access to Information (DA2i) Dashboards, a data visualization platform that tracks the…

2019 Development and Access to Information Report Launch

May 17, 2019

Access to information accelerates development, and libraries make this a reality for many people around the world. The 2019 Development and Access to Information (DA2i) Report will offer new data, examples, and arguments for placing libraries at the head of national development strategies. Twenty of the targets set forth by the United Nations Sustainable Development…

Farewell to our Data Analyst Lucas Koepke

September 28, 2018

This week TASCHA says goodbye to our Data Analyst Lucas Koepke. Lucas became TASCHA’s statistical backbone 7 years ago after earning his Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Washington. Before Lucas heads out the door, we gave him the opportunity to share some of his favorite work at TASCHA. Here’s Lucas in…

El informe del Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información esta ahora disponible en Español

May 18, 2018

El informe del Desarrollo y Acceso a la Información esta ahora disponible en Español. Su objetivo central es promover la visibilidad de las bibliotecas en el contexto de la Agenda 2030. Este informe fue oficialmente lanzado el 17 de julio del 2017 durante el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de las Naciones Unidas (HLPF) —el evento más importante del…

The Development and Access to Information Report now available in Spanish

The Development and Access to Information report, a TASCHA and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) project, has been released in Spanish. The report, officially launched at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on July 17, 2017, explores how access to information contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information on the project…

Maria Garrido to present DA2I research at UW Change Seminar

February 5, 2018

Maria Garrido will give a presentation, “The role of Access to Information in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” to the UW Change seminar. Time: Noon-1pm (Lunch provided) Place: Mary Gates Hall room 206 Dr. Garrido’s talk will present how meaningful access to information is a fundamental requirement that underpins the achievement of the UN…

Maria Garrido speaks to Policy Changes for Public Access at Internet Government Forum

January 22, 2018

At this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), TASCHA researcher Maria Garrido spoke on a panel, Policy Changes for Public Access, hosted by IFLA and EIFL. Dr. Garrido offered her expertise from her Development and Access to Information project (DA2I) as well as her work around the role that libraries play in providing access to information….

TASCHA celebrates World Development Information Day

October 24, 2017

“Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion.” — UN General Assembly Resolution  (A/RES/65/141) Over 40 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly mandated World Information Development Day to bring…

El Webinar Desarrollo y Acceso a Informacion disponible en linea

September 29, 2017

A principios de esta semana, la IFLA organizó un webinar donde se discutió los principales hallazgos del reporte “Desarrollo y Acceso a Información”. El reporte fue elaborado en una colaboración entre IFLA y TASCHA y demuestra las diferentes formas en las que el acceso significativo a la información (A2I, por sus siglas en inglés) es necesario para…

Development and Access to Information Webinar available online

September 28, 2017

Earlier this week the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) hosted a webinar discussing the recent report, Development and Access to Information. The report was produced through a partnership between IFLA and TASCHA, and demonstrates how access to information (A2I) is necessary for the economic, social, and political advancement of communities, the underpinnings of the…