Posts categorized News/Events

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Security and Privacy in a Data-Driven World

The 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) took place amidst a striking moment in the news – one that has brought data, especially data privacy, into the spotlight. As we transition to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, privacy and data security issues are a priority

May 15, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Announcing the Data for Youth Services Collaborative (DYSC) in Côte d’Ivoire

PRESS RELEASE – As an international nonprofit, Development Gateway has become known for international thought leadership on data for development and our experience in country-led data programs around the world. We are pleased to announce that DG has received an award from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to implement an innovative, results-based project, “Data for Youth Services Collaborative (DYSC) in Côte d’Ivoire.” Over the next 27 months, we will bolster the sub-national supply and use of data for Ivorian citizens, engage youth as champions of these services, and fuel innovation.

May 10, 2018 DCDJ, Health
Launch, News/Events, Program, Subnational
Employing PDIA to Improve Agriculture Admin Data Systems in Malawi

Agriculture data being reported, collected, and visualized is growing exponentially. But are the data we’re spending so much to collect truly relevant for decision makers? We’re proud to announce that, through our Results Data Initiative (RDI), we’re working with Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (MOAIWD) to design a National Agriculture Management Information System (NAMIS).

May 3, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Process, Program, Results Data
Chad’s Study Visit to Côte d’Ivoire: A Tale of Cross-Country Knowledge Sharing // Tchad fait une visite d’étude en Côte d’Ivoire: une histoire de partage de connaissances entre deux pays

When was the last time you received an email, or sent one yourself, along the lines of, “I’d love to grab coffee to ‘pick your brain’ about where and how you’ve found success!” Was it last month, or maybe even last week? Unstructured knowledge sharing is a common, expected practice for professionals in any field.

March 28, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, En Français, News/Events
Data for Development Festival 2018: Where You’ll Find Us

This month, we’ll be participating in the Data for Development Festival in Bristol, UK. We’ll be attending a mix of exciting sessions throughout the entire festival, but we hope to see you at the following sessions in particular:   Building Data Ecosystems for Decision-Making Wednesday 21 March 2018, 14:00 – 15:30, Lord Mayor’s Reception Room

March 8, 2018 Global Data Policy
Joining Up Data to Combat HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire

How can “joined-up” geospatial data support the battle against HIV/AIDS, by promoting evidence-based decision-making? Last month, Development Gateway joined our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy in launching the Côte d’Ivoire (CIV) open geospatial data center (OpenDCH), supported by USAID-CIV and PEPFAR.  The OpenDCH/GeoCenter aims to address key challenges related to the country’s

March 5, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Open Data
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