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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.

Using Data on Traditional Medicine to Help Trace HIV/AIDS Outcomes

DCDJ Fellow, Dongo Evariste, built a data management tool to help traditional medicine centers in Côte d'Ivoire trace HIV/AIDS outcomes.

March 2, 2021 DCDJ
Program
Developing a Local Level Data Inventory

Working with local partners in Côte d'Ivoire, our DCDJ program built a searchable list of hyper-local datasets across the country related to topics of community interest. Through this inventory, local officials, clinicians, community groups, researchers, and others can contribute to and access information on datasets in the community. 

February 17, 2021 DCDJ, Health
Program
TCDI Kenya Assessment Findings

The Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) team in Kenya recently interviewed key tobacco control stakeholders to better understand data gaps and priorities. Learn more about the findings, which will be used to inform the development of a dashboard that will support decision-making in tobacco control.

February 11, 2021 Health
Program
Skyline of Nairobi
The State of Data in Open Contracting

Building on DG’s open contracting work and reinforced by the global pandemic, we took stock. So where does open contracting data currently stand? Frankly, it is promising, but we still have a way to go.

February 2, 2021 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Open Data, Program
Tobacco Control Data Initiative – Nigeria Assessment

Development Gateway conducted a stakeholder assessment in Nigeria for the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI.) During the assessment, we identified priorities, needs, and data gaps. We then validated these findings with stakeholders during a workshop at the end of 2020, and will use the information to build a dashboard to support decision-making.

January 27, 2021 Health
Program
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 Reflection 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