Brown Institute Heads to Panama

In 2015, the Brown Institute funded the Nueva Nación team in Panama to create the country’s first truly accessible public data platform, El Tabulario, and now they’re finally ready to launch. On May 26th and 27th, we’ll be hosting journalists, computer scientists, and students in Panama City to pore over the team’s compiled data and explore new story ideas with the country’s untapped statistics.

The Nueva Nación team is particularly excited about exploring student-teacher ratio data for public schools, never-before seen historical government payroll data, government spending and budgeting numbers, the country’s debt numbers, and private and public credit consumption data.