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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.

Announcing a New Board Chair & Six New Board Members

Development Gateway, An IREX Venture is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chair and six new members of the Board of Directors. The new chair and directors will provide strategic direction and guidance to Development Gateway's work supporting decision-makers around the world to better collect, visualize, and use data to inform planning, policy, and programming; furthering transparency and accountability.

November 16, 2021
News/Events
VIFAA Ghana Dashboard
The Evolution of Ghana’s Fertilizer Sector – From Subsidies to Crop Specifics

In looking at the data and talking to stakeholders in Ghana, several key trends are starting to emerge in the country’s fertilizer market and in turn through the data captured in the VIFAA Ghana Dashboard. These trends are important for decision-makers planning for each season, and when thinking about the future of the market. In this blog we’ll dive into these features of the Ghana market, including where (and how) the data fits in.

November 11, 2021 Agriculture
Data Use, Data Visualization
User Stories: VIFAA Ghanian Dashboard

On September 22nd, Development Gateway along with IFDC, AfricaFertilizer.org, and AFAP launched the VIFAA Ghana Fertilizer Dashboard. Visualizing Insights for African Agriculture (VIFAA) was designed to holistically address the supply, demand, and use of fertilizer data at both country and regional levels and to improve decision-making in the sector. Overall, the goal is to support stakeholders in getting the right quantity and type of fertilizer to Ghanaian farmers in time for planting. Learn more about how stakeholders plan to use the dashboard in their work.

November 3, 2021 Agriculture
Data Use, Launch
All In Your Business: Talking Data Governance and Privacy at Development Gateway

Our work is at the intersection of open data, technological development, and strategic advising to improve data use. We see growing questions about how we as a global community manage, share, reuse, and store data that is integral to our existing and future work. This blog is the start of a conversation we want to have.

November 2, 2021 Global Data Policy
Explainer
The G20 Must Recognize the Power of Procurement for Social & Economic Good

Procurement deserves a strategic seat at the top table across all of the Italian G20 presidencies. Anti-corruption priorities and open contracting solutions can drive progress in a number of areas.

October 26, 2021 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Procurement
Development Gateway and IREX Announce a Strategic Partnership

Today we announce a new strategic partnership between Development Gateway & IREX, which positions DG as a subsidiary of IREX. The partnership will combine IREX’s thematic expertise, forward-leaning solutions, global footprint, and systems for tracking, measuring, and learning with Development Gateway’s innovative use of data, technology, and evidence.

October 18, 2021
News/Events
VIFAA Ghana Dashboard
Why Does Ghana Need a Fertilizer Dashboard?

Launching this week, the VIFAA Ghana Fertilizer Dashboard aims to fill key fertilizer information gaps, increase data-driven policy and investment decisions in the fertilizer sector, and develop comprehensive, user-centered fertilizer data dashboards. Here is a deep dive into what is visualized on the dashboard.

September 21, 2021
Launch, Program
Gideon Negedu
From Rumors to Evidence-Based Advocacy

Mr. Gideon Negedu, the Executive Secretary of The Fertilizer Producers & Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN,) describes using rumors for planning and the importance of the VIFAA Nigeria Dashboard in evidence-based advocacy.

September 7, 2021
Data Use, Program
Cropland Under Production
Decision-Making: from Soil to Farmers

Professor Victor O. Chude is the Registrar/CEO of Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), where his work centers around efforts to produce and use more region and crop-specific fertilizers to increase crop yields and food security. Professor Chude describes how the newly launched VIFAA Dashboard supports his work and feeds into decision-making.

September 2, 2021 Agriculture
Program
Du côté de l’Afrique Francophone et des Caraïbes

Development Gateway travaille aussi dans les pays francophones d'Afrique et des Caraïbes depuis 2007. Nous mettons à profit notre expertise technique et développons des outils, des processus et des analyses multilingues personnalisés pour soutenir les efforts de nos partenaires à obtenir de meilleurs résultats dans plusieurs secteurs, notamment l'assistance au développement, l'agriculture, les industries extractives et la santé. Ce bulletin d'information revient sur la présence de DG dans les pays francophones. 

August 17, 2021 Aid Management Program
En Français, Program