Posts by Vanessa Goas

Geography: Expanding & Deepening DG’s Regional Footprint

In Episode 3 of "Data… for What?!", Development Gateway’s new podcast, we explore how we are prioritizing our geographical focus in the coming years. Conversations with Vanessa Baudin Sanchez, Carmen Cañas, and Charlene Migwe-Kagume highlighted the opportunities and challenges of expanding our portfolio in Central America and deepening our work and partnerships in West, East, and Southern Africa.

August 23, 2022 Team
Data Use, Explainer
Thoughtfully Growing a Global Team

For many organizations, working with & managing remote, global teams has become a new challenge during the pandemic. DG has counted on a global team for many years – and we recently committed to growing our team almost exclusively in the countries and regions in which our work takes place. To demystify what could be a daunting process, we're sharing lessons that we've learned from building our global team.

September 29, 2020
A Brief History of DG

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we recognize that in many ways the DG of today and the DG of 20 years ago are totally different, but what we have accomplished and learned on the journey has become part of our DNA. Our successes and challenges have fed into our ethos as the innovative, agile organization that we are today.

June 16, 2020
20YearsOfDG, News/Events
Team Building in a Time of Uncertainty

Covid-19 has changed the way many of us work & engage across teams. As with most organizations, DG’s DC-based team became fully remote a few weeks ago. While this was a shift for some of our staff, most DGers are globally-based and had already been working remotely. We want to take a moment to look at what we have been doing all along and what we have added to keep our team connected and supported.

April 1, 2020
Supporting our Team and Fostering a Global Workplace

As in most organizations, Development Gateway’s leadership team is always exploring ways to support and retain our talented team members, and we take care to encourage our neighbors and similar organizations to do the same. Years of research has shown that staff retention is critical not only for the growth and stability of an organization, but also is a key element in employee satisfaction – teams that grow together through the years can be stronger and more cohesive.

August 2, 2019 Global Data Policy
Beyond Finance and Planning: AIMS Across Sector Ministries

In nearly 15 years of implementing aid management programs, we’ve seen a number of shifts in who uses aid data and how they use it. So we sat up and took notice of this quote from the latest ODI blog post.

February 4, 2019 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Program
Opening the AMP Source Code

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Accra Agenda for Action, we have conducted an AMP Retrospective on the DG blog. As our final Retrospective post, we are pleased to announce that DG has opened the source code of the Aid Management Platform (AMP). The now-public AMP source code is licensed under the GPLv3 open source license, which allows users to use and edit the software freely. 

September 5, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Our Partnership Approach: 15 Years of Sustainable Collaboration in AMP

September 4th, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the adoption the Accra Agenda for Action, promoting the strengthening of partnerships through ownership, inclusive partnership, and delivering results. In advance of this decade long milestone, DG is taking a moment of opportunity to reflect on our own experience – nearly 15 years of implementing the Aid Management Program (AMP) in over 25 countries. As we announced on the heels of our AMP Good Practices Workshop, this blog is the first in a series of posts on the evolution of AMP through 2018.

August 6, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management
Tools and Approaches for Avoiding Data Graveyards

Every day, government, civil society, and development agency officials make decisions about where to implement new projects, or how to allocate resources. But how do these individuals make these decisions – what data do they use (or need), and are existing data fit-for-purpose? This Monday, we are looking forward to co-hosting a DC launch event

April 21, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Innovation
USAID and PEOTUS: What Comes Next?

This Friday, DC will shut down for its quadrennial pomp, circumstance, and presidential transition. While we have seen a flurry of activity on the nomination, vetting, and policy fronts, we know little about PEOTUS’s development philosophy...

January 17, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data