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Blog

Stories, ideas, and updates from DGers around the world

The Development Gateway: An IREX Venture 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.

Five Insights on Country-Led Digital Public Infrastructure Systems to Create a Cohesive Approach throughout Africa

Drawing from Development Gateway: An IREX Venture’s work in implementing country-specific digital solutions that support a cohesive approach across a given region or continent, we have identified five insights on how to go about implementing digital public infrastructure systems at the country-level while having a cohesive approach throughout Africa.

May 21, 2024
Thought Leadership
Letting the Sunshine in: Building Inclusive, Accountable, and Equitable Climate Finance Ecosystems

In April, DG, HackCorruption, and the Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network hosted a roundtable in Bangkok to discuss climate financing. This blog explores the main takeaway: a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach that prioritizes local contexts, inclusive governance, transparency, accountability, and equitable distribution of resources is essential to impactful climate financing.

May 13, 2024 Strategic Advisory Services
News/Events, Thought Leadership
Technology for a Stronger Democracy? Key Insights from the Third Summit for Democracy

During the recent Summit for Democracy in Seoul, South Korea, DG led a session exploring how national commitments to developing technology can strengthen democracy and combat corruption. From that conversation, we identified three insights on how to advance this essential work.

May 7, 2024
Thought Leadership
A participant at a hackathon event.
DG Developing Open Source AI Tool to Help with the Fight against Corruption

We’re excited to announce our forthcoming open-source AI tool to support anti-corruption work. The tool, which we hope to register as a Digital Public Good, will be used to extract text from complicated contracts and support anti-corruption efforts by increasing accessibility of and transparency around hard-to-access information.

April 23, 2024
Program, Thought Leadership
Three “Hacks” in Advancing Anti-Corruption Work To Strengthen Accountability

Since partnering with Accountability Lab (AL) on HackCorruption in 2023, staff from Development Gateway: An IREX Venture (DG) and AL have mentored teams from the hackathons hosted by the project, which is aimed at leveraging innovative digital tools to identify and fight corruption. After serving as the mentorship team for hackathon winners, DGers Gabriel Inchauspe and Kelley Sams, along with AL’s David Sada have identified three hacks in mentoring anti-corruption change-makers and ultimately, furthering transparency and accountability through the creation and use of digital tools.

April 3, 2024
Program, Thought Leadership
aLIVE Program Reaches Milestone: Livestock Data Standards Endorsed by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture

In early 2024, the "a Livestock Information Vision Ethiopia" (aLIVE) governing committee endorsed a comprehensive set of standards to guide the collection, storage, and maintenance of livestock data in Ethiopia (i.e., a data standard). The data standard specifically focuses on standardizing data on cattle, sheep, goats, and camels in the country. The National Livestock Data Standard document contains standardized data sets for national animal data recording, animal disease, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination recording, animal events recording, location, and other additional attributes.  

March 28, 2024 Agriculture
Program
Custom Assessment Landscape Methodology 2.0 – Reflections After Five Years

Our new white paper re-introduces our flagship methodology, Custom Assessment Landscape Methodology (CALM), to help our partners, collaborators, and teammates better engage with a flexible and adaptive assessment methodology.

March 19, 2024 Process & Tools
Thought Leadership
Équilibrer les besoins : Trois idées pour construire une approche de co-conception dans plusieurs pays

En réfléchissant à la première année du programme DaYTA de DG, nous avons identifié trois idées sur la meilleure façon de co-concevoir avec des parties prenantes représentant plusieurs pays.

February 29, 2024 Health
Program
Balancing Needs: Three Insights in Building a Co-Design Approach Across Multiple Countries

In reflecting on DG’s first year of the DaYTA program, we’ve identified three insights on how best to co-design with stakeholders representing multiple countries.

February 29, 2024 Health
Program
Announcing TCDI 2.0: In Partnership with the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa

DG is excited to announce that not only is our Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) continuing for another four years but we have selected the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) to be our sustainability partner throughout the second phase of TCDI!

February 27, 2024 Health
Program