Posts by Carmen Cañas

Thinking of Investing in a Data Ecosystem for Sustainable Development?

Many factors must be considered before investing in a data ecosystem for sustainable development, including the objective of the assessment, the focus level, and specific goals for data outputs. IREX’s Jesus Melendez Vicente and DG’s Carmen Cañas would like to share a few insights and questions to help you get started, including a curated list of tools for data ecosystem assessments.

September 27, 2022
Data Use, Explainer, IREX
AD3ventures in Mapping

Administrative data – data from civil registration and vital statistics systems, and sectoral (health, education, judicial, social protection) management information systems – is rich with insights on citizen needs and priorities. Though timely and disaggregated administrative data can complement official statistics, it comes with its own data quality, availability, and use challenges.

March 16, 2022 Agriculture
Data Visualization, Explainer
AD3 ou une aventure cartographique

Par le biais d'AD3, nous avons développé un tableau de bord qui se concentre sur le climat, les prix du marché, les maladies du bétail, le niveau des fleuves et les précipitations annuelles, entre autres thèmes. Si le tableau de bord lui-même est un référentiel d'informations utile, la méthode d’élaboration des cartes et d’itération des commentaires des utilisateurs a permis d'identifier les bonnes pratiques en matière de visualisation des données.

March 16, 2022
Data Visualization, Explainer
Creating Integrations between AMP & Existing Country Systems

Since 2017, Development Gateway has been working with the Government of Uganda to build and update their Aid Management Platform (AMP). Uganda’s AMP houses over 1,300 on-budget projects directly from its national data management system. This year, DG built a module that interfaces with Uganda’s Program Budgeting System (PBS) to ensure that data is effectively transmitted between the two systems.

May 29, 2020 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Program
AD3: Co-design Workshop of the Multi-disciplinary Working Group Dashboard | AD3: Atelier de co-conception du tableau de bord du Groupe de Travail Pluridisciplinaire

​​​​​​​Last month, in partnership with the National Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (ANACIM), DG held a co-design workshop to better understand the visualization needs around agro-climatic data. We worked with ANACIM’s Multi-disciplinary Working Group (GTP), to reflect on the content and design of AD3’s interactive platform, and decided how best to present each indicator to facilitate decision-making.

March 4, 2020 Process & Tools
En Français, Program
A New OCDS portal for Argentina’s Dirección Nacional de Vialidad // Un nuevo portal EDCA para la Dirección Nacional de Vialidad de Argentina

Esta publicación está disponible en español al final de esta página. Over the last 10 months, Development Gateway (DG) has worked with Argentina’s National Roadworks Directorate (DNV) to create an Open Contracting (OC) data portal for the DNV.

December 4, 2019 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
En Español, News/Events, Open Data, Procurement, Program
Challenging Assumptions: Lessons from Designing User-Centric Tools in Malawi

What does it take to design a platform to collect, manage, and analyze a country’s agricultural information? Ideally, a significant amount of time to speak with key data producers and intended data users to understand needs and achieve buy-in. But, as was our experience in Malawi, – it also requires a fair amount of humility and iteration.

July 9, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Open Data, Results Data
Cómo utilizar estándares internacionales para mejorar los datos abiertos de compras y contrataciones públicas: el caso de ChileCompra

La Dirección de Compras y Contratación Pública de Chile (ChileCompra) es un líder regional de la transparencia en materia de compras públicas. Durante 2017, Development Gateway (DG) ejecutó una consultoría de elaboración de un Plan de mejora de datos abiertos para ChileCompra. El objetivo principal de la consultoría fue establecer un plan de acción que

February 21, 2018 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
En Español, News/Events, Procurement
Promoting the use of development data in Honduras and Timor-Leste

As in Senegal, last year Development Gateway – in partnership with the AidData Center for Development Policy – interviewed leaders from the government, development partners, civil society, and academia in Honduras and Timor-Leste. Across both countries, we identified two common barriers keeping the supply of development data from addressing the demand of information for decision-making:

April 7, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data