Posts categorized Innovation

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Adaptive Technology: EITI’s New Validation Scorecard

Stephen Hawking famously observed that “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” As with humans, technology tools must also adapt to changes within organizations if they are to remain useful, and, well, “intelligent”. So what does technology adaptation look like in practice, and how can we make the most of it? For the Extractives

March 29, 2017
Innovation, Open Data
Mapping Maternal and Neonatal Health Trends: The PREMAND Project

Despite public health progress in many areas, mortality rates for mothers and newborns in low-resource environments remain stubbornly high – even where other health metrics have improved. Understanding why is a high priority...

March 23, 2017
Innovation
Approaching Data and the SDGs

As we seek to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I cannot help but reflect and compare to the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In fifteen years, we made significant progress against some MDGs, such as halving poverty....

March 2, 2017
Innovation
What’s New With MERL Tech?

New technologies and ideas are opening up possibilities for improving how we incorporate monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) data into program design and implementation....

February 19, 2017
Innovation, News/Events
IMS Data Reporting and Visualization: What goes in must come out

Time for some real talk: a data management system is only as good as its reporting tools. It could contain the lost library of Alexandria, but if no one uses it because it’s confusing or difficult, what purpose does it serve?...

February 15, 2017
Innovation
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
Innovating for the Data Revolution

The next “big idea” in technology and data for development will not happen in a vacuum. At Development Gateway, we seek to innovate by working closely with our partners and clients, to solve their most important problems....

January 19, 2017
Innovation
From Tech4Dev to Tech4Use

This post is excerpted from Development Gateway’s newsletter...

November 22, 2016
Innovation
Post-Habitat III reflections: An ever growing toolbox?

Last month, nearly 50,000 people convened in Quito, Ecuador to discuss the importance of cities as drivers of development worldwide. While Habitat III -- the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development -- showcased many success stories, the take-home message was clear...

November 16, 2016
Innovation, News/Events
How to Build an Information Management System (one hurdle at a time)

The United Nation Development Group’s Information Management System (IMS) is one of the largest software tools DG has ever built. With users on 131 UN Country Teams, the IMS tracks progress toward core UN goals on and coherence in 165 countries and territories....

November 2, 2016
Innovation