Posts categorized News/Events

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Developer-to-Developer Mentorship in Bandung, Indonesia: A Blueprint for Open Contracting Success

Since April of this year, DG has been collaborating with the World Bank and a developer consultant from the Bandung City Government to publish the Government’s procurement data in Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) format. This partnership has led to the launch of an exciting new procurement data portal for Bandung, with a functioning OCDS API.

November 13, 2018 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
News/Events, Open Data, Procurement
Extractives Data in West Africa: What’s the Road to Transparency?

Today, Development Gateway (DG) is pleased to announce that we have kicked off work with the Open Society Foundation in West Africa (OSIWA) to support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This work will focus on mapping data needs, availability, and use in the extractives sector in West Africa.

November 7, 2018 Extractives Management
News/Events, Open Data, Program
Streamlining the IATI-AIMS Import Process

At Development Gateway (DG), we continually emphasize learning and improving on established tools, seeking out new ways of designing to optimize impact. In recent months, as part of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Data Use Fund, we’ve made several key improvements to our existing IATI-AIMS Import Tool that have made it more user-friendly and

November 1, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Open Data, Program
World Data Forum 2018: Where We’ll Be

Next week, we’ll be in Dubai, UAE for the 2nd UN World Data Forum – focusing on how data leads to impact across groups such as information technology experts, GIS experts, civil society organizations, and data producers and users. At an event as packed with awesome sessions, we know it can be tough to keep track of what's what, and who’s where – here’s a preview of where you can find DG. See you in Dubai!

October 17, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events
IODC 2018: Where You’ll Find Us

This week, DG will be participating in the International Open Data Conference (IODC). While we will be attending an extensive mix of events – and focusing on gender issues in open data – we hope to see you at the following sessions in particular.

September 25, 2018
News/Events, Open Data
Hewlett Funding for Open Heroines: An Integrated Approach to Gender Data

Later this month, we’ll be attending the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Made possible by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, DG is pleased to the financial holder of travel grants that are supporting a selected group of women to join us at IODC. In doing so, we’ve partnered with the Open Heroines network, an online group of women in open government, civic tech, and open data that is driving the facilitation of each grant award.

September 6, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events
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
Unlocking Gender Data: Ensuring the Future Is Open for All

“The Future is Open” is this year’s IODC theme, with the conference focusing on innovative solutions and opportunities for collaboration to inspire real progress in the years ahead. Critical to this progress is ensuring that data accurately reflects all citizens and their diversity of experiences, needs, barriers, and aspirations. But we know that open data continues to struggle to capture this for an entire half of the population: women.

September 4, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events
#ElimikaWikiendi and Strengthening Health Data in Tanzania // #ElimikaWikiendi na Uboreshaji wa Takwimu za Afya Tanzania

DG recently participated in Elimika Wikiendi, an open online space for Kiswahili speakers to discuss issues including health, research, development, and technology in Tanzania and East Africa. The platform educates, raises awareness, and prompts online dialogue using the hashtag #ElimikaWikiendi.

August 27, 2018 Health
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
DG White Paper Release: Understanding Data Use

We know that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) aims to support accountability and learning, in order to drive better outcomes. Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we’ve approached M&E with a critical eye – how can we better allocate M&E funding, and what results are we really striving for?

August 21, 2018 Global Data Policy
Data Use, News/Events, Results Data