Posts by Kathryn Alexander

To Enable W-SMEs to Thrive in Côte d’Ivoire We Start by Listening to their Data and Digital Needs

This blog is co-written by Development Gateway’s Aminata Camara, Senior Consultant; Kathryn Alexander, Senior Program Advisor; and MCC‘s Agnieszka Rawa, Managing Director of Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI). On June 28th, 2021, MCC, USAID, Microsoft, Thinkroom, and Development Gateway will be co-hosting a workshop to share, validate, inform, and build on recent research on

June 24, 2021
Data Use, Innovation, News/Events
Can a Centralized Digital Repository Support Country-level Data Use and Sharing?

In late September, in preparation for the release of USAID’s new Development Data Library (DDL), Development Gateway (DG) and the USAID Data Services Team visited USAID staff and implementing partners in Nepal and Cambodia. During their visit, the Data Services Team and DG hosted a workshop to introduce partners to the new DDL platform through

December 13, 2018 Agriculture
Open Data
Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

What does data-driven agricultural development in Nepal and Cambodia have in common? To answer this question, Development Gateway and partner Athena Infonomics are implementing the Accelerating Data-Driven Agriculture Development in Cambodia and Nepal Activity – funded by USAID and led by FHI360 through the mSTAR program – to support Feed the Future stakeholders in both countries improve their data interoperability and sharing practices.

July 27, 2018 Agriculture
Aid Effectiveness & Management
What does Data Interoperability Require in Practice?

A few months ago, under the mSTAR project funded by USAID, DG and our partner Athena Infonomics (AI) set out to understand the underlying structure of the data currently being collected and managed by Feed the Future implementers, and how to best support them to open up and share their data through digital tools and best practices.

May 30, 2018 Agriculture
Explainer, Open Data
Define, Co-Design, and Repeat: Putting Usability Testing to the Test in Tanzania

Last month, the Results Data Initiative (RDI) convened its second cross-ministry co-design workshop — surfacing new opportunities for the Government of Tanzania to put health data to use at the local level. This two-day workshop re-convened stakeholders from across ministries and local governments, building on the priorities they identified in the first workshop back in

December 13, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Process, Results Data
Country-led Innovations in Aid Management

Over the past decade, DG has worked with 25 country partners to implement the Aid Management Program, a suite of technology (AMP) and and process solutions to support data management and aid effectiveness....

January 31, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Innovation
Getting the Word Out // La PGA: Comment faire passer le mot

Today, the 2016 Aid Management Program (AMP) Good Practice Workshop kicks off in Dakar, Senegal.

December 15, 2016
Aid Effectiveness & Management, En Français, News/Events
RDI Policy Brief: Increasing the Impact of Results Data

We are pleased to share our Policy Brief: Increasing the Impact of Results Data, which distills findings from our Results Data Initiative (RDI)....

September 6, 2016
Results Data