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Blog

Stories, ideas, and updates from DGers around the world

The Development Gateway blog is where DGers share specific learnings, offer thought-provoking insights, and pose challenging questions for the sustainable development community derived from our work.

Our blog has a deep archive going back to 2005. Each post is a snapshot into our work, priorities, and values.

Murielle Ettiene, DCDJ Data Fellow
Increasing Data Quality at the Clinic to National Level in Côte d’Ivoire

Murielle Ettiene, a DCDJ Data Fellow in Côte d'Ivoire, was placed with the National AIDS Control Program. Because her role was to evaluate and improve the data ecosystem, she had the flexibility to provide facility-level training focused on data related to systematic care.

January 19, 2021 DCDJ
Program
Du côté de l’Afrique Francophone et des Caraïbes

DG has been implementing projects in French-speaking African and Caribbean countries since 2007. We apply our technical expertise to develop multilingual customized tools, processes, and analyses to help our partners achieve results in various domains including development assistance, agriculture, extractive industries, and health. This newsletter highlights DG's ongoing work in francophone countries. 

January 14, 2021
En Français, Program
Highlights from Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

DG has been implementing projects in French-speaking African and Caribbean countries since 2007. We apply our technical expertise to develop multilingual customized tools, processes, and analyses to help our partners achieve results in various domains including development assistance, agriculture, extractive industries, and health. This newsletter highlights DG's ongoing work in francophone countries. 

January 14, 2021
Program
Une réflexion sur les données des IE

Au cours des dernières années, DG a intensifié sa recherche dans le domaine des industries extractives (IE) en Afrique de l'Ouest, ce qui a permis de mieux cerner les lacunes en termes de données et d'identifier les opportunités du secteur. Nous avons constaté que les informations disponibles au grand public sont principalement axées sur la transparence des flux financiers et ciblent la scène internationale, mais occultent les facteurs non-financiers et l'impact local réel de l'industrie. Une question reste en suspens : comment promouvoir la divulgation de données susceptibles d'appuyer les communautés impactées par les activités extractives ?

January 12, 2021 Extractives Management
Data Use, En Français
A Reflexion on the State of Extractive Industry Data

In the past few years, DG has increased focus on the extractives industry (EI) in West Africa and learned tremendously about the data gaps and opportunities in this sector. Overall we are seeing that while data is available, it is focused primarily on financial transparency and geared to a global audience, omitting information on local impacts and non-financial factors. A big question remains: how do we ensure that data is also used to support the communities impacted by extractives?

January 11, 2021 Extractives Management
Data Use
Screenshot from Devex World
DCDJ at Devex World

Last Thursday, the DCDJ Fellows attended Devex World, which provided a platform for professional networking, exploring new ideas, and seeing how their data science work fits with the broader development community.

December 16, 2020 DCDJ
News/Events
Kenya Fertilizer Dashboard
Understanding Fertilizer Markets through the VIFAA Kenya Dashboard
December 1, 2020 Agriculture
Data Use, Program
CEO, Josh Powell, Appointed to MCC’s Advisory Council

Development Gateway is pleased to announce that CEO, Josh Powell, has been appointed to the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Advisory Council for the 2020-2022 term.

November 10, 2020
News/Events
The State of Data in DG’s Work

As we review our strategy, we plan to share here much of what we’ve learned through programming in more than a dozen countries – from our work and from our excellent partners – about the state of data in agriculture, tobacco control, open contracting, and the extractive industries. For each theme, we’ll explore who are the key data users, the decisions they make, the most important data gaps, and the crucial risks of data (mis)use. Here we share previews from some of our flagship programs.

October 27, 2020 Extractives Management, Global Data Policy, Health, Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Data Use, Open Data, Program
Designing Data Strategies
Data Strategies Playbook

DG is pleased to announce the publication of our latest white paper, Designing Data Strategies: A Playbook for Action. This work aims to distill lessons learned from our research and collaboration, designing data strategies with development and humanitarian agencies. In the current ‘data revolution’ era, data and digital are both a strategic asset and a source of institutional risk.

October 8, 2020 Global Data Policy
Launch