Assigning responsibilities in the case of the mismanagements of a public health crisis is nothing but a basic expectation from democratically elected officials. But what if citizens are the culprits ? So we are told. In this short exploration, I go through one aspect of the efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia: the registration for vaccinations.
As is the case with most publication from Tunisian public institutions that generate data, the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) has recently released a report on poverty in Tunisia as a … PDF file. The Tunisian citizen in me cringed, the data nerd decided it would make a good project to showcase how to transform a PDF into a more open format, and even throw in some interactive data visualization.
Can you create a pretty and usable dashboard without knowing much about frontend development ? Various attempts at making the answer to this question a YES have been made with varying degrees of success. Probably the most famous attempts are tools like PowerBI Microsoft or Tableau which have a relatively low barrier to entry compared to solutions that involve coding. Even the omnipresent (but far form omnipotent) Excel could be used as a dashboarding tool.