Posts categorized Innovation

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Lessons from Nepal: Getting government data to everyone else

This is the third (and final) post in a three-part series relaying the findings from a study of government data use in Nepal. Read the first post and second post.

December 16, 2014
The Demand Side of the Data Revolution: Lessons from the Government of Nepal

'The post-2015 development agenda calls for a “Data Revolution,” asserting that a worldwide commitment to providing more high-quality, open data is the key to sustained global development. We’re in.

December 2, 2014
Helping New EU Member States Fulfill Busan Commitments

Development Gateway is pleased to announce the launch of EU-DEVFIN, a platform that enhances official development assistance (ODA) reporting capacity for new European Union (EU) member states.

November 11, 2014
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Innovation
Making Citizen Feedback More Actionable in Uganda

As Jed Miller recently noted in The Guardian, making data available online doesn’t mean much on its own. It is a necessary first step in the open data movement, but information is valuable only when it can be used. That means getting the right data in front of the right people.

July 17, 2014
Innovation, Open Data
Development Gateway is a Grand Challenges Explorations Winner

Development Gateway is proud to announce that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

November 21, 2013
Innovation, News/Events
We Can Leverage Data Today for Better M&E Tomorrow

'A few days ago, the Devex Impact blog featured, M&E 2.0: Using big data to kill white elephants, by Tim Docking about how development monitoring and evaluation practices need to accelerate to keep pace with cutting-edge methods for collecting, analyzing, and using data to do good. He wrote:'

September 11, 2013
Announcing a New CCAPS Dashboard to Explore Climate Security Vulnerability in Africa

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program today released the new CCAPS climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic, demographic, and political insecurities to assess how these factors contribute to “climate security” vulnerability in Africa.

September 4, 2013
Innovation, News/Events, Open Data
CCAPS Dashboards Win Special Achievements in GIS Award

Development Gateway would like to congratulate our partner, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, for receiving the coveted Special Achievements in GIS (SAG) Award for its work mapping security risks related to climate change.

July 29, 2013
Innovation, News/Events, Open Data
Better Total Resource Management Using AMP Data in Nepal’s Budget System

Staff in Nepal’s Ministry of Finance now has even more effective tools for budgeting and planning, thanks to a new link between their Aid Management Platform and the national budget system designed around the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard.

July 2, 2013
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Innovation
DG Tech Series: Why We Are Building Web Applications with Backbone and Require JavaScript

I'm Ionut Dobre and the evolution of browsers into powerful platforms is inspiring developers to write richer and more complex applications. The downside to this is of course that as the code becomes more complicated, problems like code maintenance or resolving new bugs begin to appear.

May 23, 2013