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Simon Colmer - Information Projects Officer

Simon provides technical and project support for a number of online products and services including the Knowledge Services Open API. This project provides programmatic access to the datasets such as Eldis and BRIDGE, and works with Southern partners to develop contextual and local online and offline applications.

Simon also provides technical support for two DFID Resource Centre websites; the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) and the Human Development Resource Centre.

He has an interest in 'open development' (including open source software and open data) and data visualisation.

The IDS Knowledge Services Open API (Application Programming Interface) makes the datasets held across our Knowledge Services accessible programmatically to other organisations and individuals to enable others to repurpose and contextualise this knowledge.

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