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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
GDPR and its Connection to the Open Data Movement

Since this past May, you’ve probably received a flood of company emails updating terms of service and consent requests to give permission to collect your data. You also probably know that this flood is all thanks to the EU’s recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has set us abuzz in its heightened protection of

October 22, 2018 Global Data Policy
Explainer, Open Data
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
Announcing AD3: Administrative Data-Driven Decisions

Development Gateway (DG) is proud to launch the Administrative Data-Driven Decisions (AD3) program, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Through this program, DG will work with governments in East and West Africa to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and use of administrative data systems.

September 12, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Launch, Open Data, Program
DG and ONG 3D: Collaborating to Engage Senegalese Stakeholders in Open Contracting

As we've covered before, DG is pleased to be supporting the advancement of Open Contracting (OC) and enhancing data use in Senegal and Uganda. Through the Hewlett Foundation, we'll be completing a series of data use projects over the next two years, collaborating with local actors and developing tools to take existing open contracting efforts to the next level. In Senegal, we're working with the Autorité de Régulation des Marchés Publics (ARMP) and civil society partners to support the Government of Senegal and other key stakeholders in using procurement data to enhance procurement results.

September 11, 2018 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Innovation, Open Data, Procurement
Mapping for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire: Our Continued Adventure

Geography and accessibility to services hold significant weight in identifying comprehensive strategies to sustainably control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Open Geospatial Data Center for Health (OpenDCH) project, supported by PEPFAR, aims to advance analysis of where the most affected communities are located, to focus on closing gaps in HIV testing and treatment. It will serve to improve understanding of HIV program coverage at the community level — leading to improved adherence, retention, and targeting of services.

September 7, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data, Program
Creating Open Geographic Data for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Tremendous progress has been made over the past two decades in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Citizens are more aware of the virus, medications have been improved, and access to support has increased. In Côte d’Ivoire, a remaining challenge in combating HIV/AIDS is to more effectively target hotspots and to ensure that resources are finding their way to local communities with the greatest needs for prevention and treatment.

July 23, 2018 Health
Open Data
Challenging Assumptions: Lessons from Designing User-Centric Tools in Malawi

What does it take to design a platform to collect, manage, and analyze a country’s agricultural information? Ideally, a significant amount of time to speak with key data producers and intended data users to understand needs and achieve buy-in. But, as was our experience in Malawi, – it also requires a fair amount of humility and iteration.

July 9, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Open Data, Results Data
Did We Make the “Publish Once” Dream a Reality?

One of the central hopes of the IATI initiative was to “make the publish once dream a reality.” We’ve recently concluded work with UNICEF and Development Initiatives, seeking to help UNICEF achieve this dream, and publish their IATI data to country level systems. So did we do it? Did we make the dream a reality?

June 18, 2018
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data