Posts categorized News/Events

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The Geocoding Suite: Let’s Get Technical

Development Gateway’s Geocoding Suite has several components, each working in tandem with aid and management information systems to assign precise geospatial data on the locations of development projects.We have recently announced the addition of a lightweight, user-friendly automatic geocoding backend tool – aptly called the AutoGeocoder. If you read our last blog post, you’re familiar

March 1, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Open Data, Tech Stack
Hey Alexa, Where is FAO Working in Uganda?

Okay, so we might not be able to ask our smart home systems questions about where development efforts are taking place just yet. However, we're working to determine whether we could use Machine Learning to help us more quickly answer that very question, “Where is FAO working in Uganda?”

February 27, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Open Data
Cómo utilizar estándares internacionales para mejorar los datos abiertos de compras y contrataciones públicas: el caso de ChileCompra

La Dirección de Compras y Contratación Pública de Chile (ChileCompra) es un líder regional de la transparencia en materia de compras públicas. Durante 2017, Development Gateway (DG) ejecutó una consultoría de elaboración de un Plan de mejora de datos abiertos para ChileCompra. El objetivo principal de la consultoría fue establecer un plan de acción que

February 21, 2018 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
En Español, News/Events, Procurement
Countdown to 2030: Accelerating Momentum towards Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths with UNICEF

DG is pleased to announce the recent launch of the Countdown 2030 Country Dashboards and Profiles. In recent months, we partnered with Countdown 2030 and UNICEF, a Countdown 2030 member, to develop a series of comprehensive dashboards that illuminate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, which calls for the end of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths. The Dashboards and Country Profiles visualize data that is provided through an API serviced by UNICEF.

February 13, 2018 Health
Harnessing Technology at DFID: Takeaways from the New Digital Strategy

When it comes to technology and innovation, we often joke that the development sector lags at least 5 years behind the private sector. Worse still, in an effort to catch up, development agencies risk falling prey to fads, buzzwords, and endless jargon. The result is a staggering number of abandoned technology pilots, a paucity of

February 8, 2018 Global Data Policy
Development Gateway 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the digital publication of Development Gateway’s 2017 Annual Report, focused on our role as an action-based implementer and mobilizer of tools, practices, and innovation in an environment marked by collective enthusiasm for the Data Revolution. Our strategy remains responsive to the needs of the data revolution and the SDG agenda,

January 24, 2018 Global Data Policy
AMP Offline 1.0 Press Release: Syncing Data for Success

Development Gateway is pleased to announce the release of AMP Offline 1.0 – an offline client application for our flagship Aid Management Platform, available for all clients with AMP 3.0. AMP has a strong record of independent country ownership, and the Offline tool will further enable progress towards full AMP usability and sustainability. In continuing

January 23, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Sustainable Development, Through Children’s Eyes

One may think the words “sustainable development” might be abstract and bewildering to children – until meeting the students of the Sustainable Development Club of Le Collège Bilingue in Dakar, Senegal. Week after week, middle and high school students flock to this after-school club that aims to teach them about the benefits of a clean

December 21, 2017 Global Data Policy
Focus, Progress, Transition: dgMarket a New Company

In the past months, we have shared updates on various exciting new opportunities in the procurement and open contracting (OC) space. To name a few, we’ve shared news of a Hewlett Foundation grant to implement OC data use projects in Senegal and Uganda, an OC joint research agenda, and developing new tools to validate data.

December 1, 2017
Social Good Summit 2017: Technology, Innovation, and a Call to Action

On September 17th, the UN Foundation’s Social Good Summit took place at the 92nd Street Y in NYC as a kickoff to the 72nd Meeting of the UN General Assembly. Entrepreneurs, experts, activists, and SDG Global Goalkeepers gathered in a call to action about how we will integrate technology and innovation into our vision for

October 24, 2017 Global Data Policy