Posts categorized 20YearsOfDG

20th Party
Turning 20 in 2020…

As we look forward to DG’s next decade, which coincides with the end of the 2030 SDG era, the tumult of the present, together with our core identity and skills, point us to several opportunities to contribute to a more hopeful future. We are looking forward to working with our partners in making DG’s 3rd decade our most ambitious and successful one yet.

August 25, 2020
Who Are We Now?

Over the last twenty years, DG has morphed into a global organization with location-based personnel across the world. Where are we now? Who is Development Gateway and what do we prioritize?

August 20, 2020
20 ans de leçons apprises

DG a été façonné par 20 ans de leçons apprises à travers les évaluations, les mises en œuvre et les mesures d’atténuation pour faire face aux défis. Ces leçons ont contribué à faire évoluer notre approche, à influencer notre perspective stratégique et à soutenir l’innovation continue.

August 18, 2020
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20 Years of Lessons Learned

DG has been shaped by 20 years of lessons learned through assessments, implementations, and challenges. These lessons have helped to evolve our approach, influenced our policy perspective, and supported continuous growth & innovation.

August 18, 2020
Development Gateway and the Eggheads of Open Data

This is a guest post from Dr. Catherine (Kate) Weaver, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of Innovations for Peace and Development, at The University of Texas at Austin.  Nearly ten years ago when I began working with fine folks at Development Gateway, I was still an untenured assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). Josh Powell, now CEO, was freshly promoted from his internship position with DG. As a young start-up, DG was doing something…

July 31, 2020
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In Partnership: 11 Years of Investing in Development Data

This is a guest post from Alena Stern and David Trichler. Alena Stern is the former W&M program manager for the AidData Higher Educations Solutions Network award. She is currently a data science fellow at the Urban Institute. David Trichler is the former W&M AidData Director of Operations. He is currently interim Assistant Director at W&M’s Global Research Institute.    Alena Stern facilitates during USAID HESN TechCon in 2014 (courtesy of AidData) In 2008 we realized we had a problem. From a William and Mary senior honors thesis…

July 30, 2020
The Open Gov Hub: A Pivotal Partnership that Created a Vibrant Community

Development Gateway is a co-founder of the Open Gov Hub, and manages the Hub jointly with Global Integrity. In this guest post, Open Gov Hub (OGH) leadership past and present explore the value of a thematic co-working space, and how that value transcends physical structure. Nathaniel Heller – Current Vice President & Managing Director, Geneva Global; Co-Founder, Global Integrity; DG Board Member: The idea for what eventually became the Open Gov Hub began when I ran into a colleague in the open government community at…

July 29, 2020
Our Partnerships Make Us DG

Sarah Orton-Vipond is Director of Engagement and Partnerships for DG, starting as a Business Development Associate in 2012. During her time at DG she has worked on open contracting, TASAI-VISTA, and DG’s Results Data Initiative. She is also an active member in Open Heroines.    Sarah Orton Vipond with partners at IODC in 2018 When Lindsey Fincham, our Communications Specialist, first joined DG, she asked me about DG’s competitors. I received a justifiable eye roll when I gave my typical answer, “we don’t have any.”…

July 28, 2020
How DG brought a gender data approach to our least-likely projects — and beyond

Martha Staid started at Development Gateway as a Senior Associate in 2014, and now serves as Director of Operations. In her role, Martha supports the work of DG’s project managers and researchers, working to ensure each project team has the right people and processes to drive data use. She has a background working on women and technology, and has led DG’s work on visualizing gender data, including the PREMAND and Countdown to 2030 dashboards. The Early Days of Gender & Development Once upon a time,…

July 21, 2020
Aligning Values to Strategy – Reflections on DG’s Early Diversity and Inclusion Journey

This is a guest blog by Nancy McGuire Choi, interim CEO at Polaris and formerly COO of Development Gateway Nancy and team at the launch of AMP Kosovo in 2012 In today’s world, building diverse and inclusive teams is considered a sustainability and business imperative, but for DG the journey began many years ago. A celebration of DG’s first 20 years would be incomplete without examining the arc of the organization’s culture and identity, alongside its growth and strategic evolution. I lived part of that organizational development journey…

July 16, 2020