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SEMA and Citizen-Generated Data

“Basically, we used to have two methods of getting information on water infrastructure… The first… [was] the water department at the municipal level would visit the villages once or twice a year during the months of June and December to do stock-taking of all water points and their functionality status. “The second method was to

November 7, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Innovation, Open Data
Sensors, Empowerment, and Accountability: Tapping Water Resources in Tanzania

Access to safe water is essential to our health and wellbeing. As an international community, we recognize this as demonstrated by our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 6, “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” At the national level, universal access to safe water is a core indicator in Tanzania Vision

October 31, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Innovation, Open Data
Musings from Buntwani 2017

When data — particularly government data —  is made relevant and available, we as “infomediaries” have an opportunity to create public value. As a community of data users, we are becoming more savvy at turning datasets into information, and information into advocacy for better public resource allocation, transparency and accountability, and good governance.   At

October 10, 2017 Global Data Policy
News/Events, Open Data
AidData 3.0: Engine for Growth

In 2003, an undergraduate student at the College of William and Mary set out to write his honors thesis on the efforts of international development organizations to help communities adapt to and mitigate the effects of global climate change. His research quickly hit a roadblock: existing public data on foreign aid flows was not precise

August 30, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Innovation, Open Data
See You At AODC 2017

Next week, we will be participating in the Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana. We are excited to share with 600+ other individuals and organizations how DG and our partners use open data to empower citizens, reduce corruption, and elevate evidence-based policymaking.

July 14, 2017 Global Data Policy
News/Events, Open Data
Visualizing the Interdependencies between Conflict, Climate Change, and Natural Disasters

How do conflict, climate change, and natural disasters overlap -- and how can policymakers mitigate these challenges? The Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program...

July 11, 2017 Strategic Advisory Services
Innovation, Open Data
Promoting the use of development data in Honduras and Timor-Leste

As in Senegal, last year Development Gateway – in partnership with the AidData Center for Development Policy – interviewed leaders from the government, development partners, civil society, and academia in Honduras and Timor-Leste. Across both countries, we identified two common barriers keeping the supply of development data from addressing the demand of information for decision-making:

April 7, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Open Data
Open Contracting in West Africa: DG Introduces Assessment Reports

Over the past several months, Development Gateway and the Open Contracting Partnership have been studying open contracting readiness across West Africa. Today, we are pleased to announce the publication of a series of open contracting scoping studies. Working with the support of the support of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK), we have produced: Country

April 3, 2017
Open Data, Procurement
Making Development Data Fit for Purpose in Senegal // Rendre les données sur le développement adaptées aux besoins nationaux au Sénégal

Last year, Development Gateway – with our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy – interviewed nearly fifty leaders from the government, development partner, and civil society communities of Senegal. Our goal was to uncover how (and whether) data from Senegal’s Aid Management Platform (AMP) was used in development-related decisions; identify barriers to data

March 31, 2017
Aid Effectiveness & Management, En Français, Open Data
Adaptive Technology: EITI’s New Validation Scorecard

Stephen Hawking famously observed that “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” As with humans, technology tools must also adapt to changes within organizations if they are to remain useful, and, well, “intelligent”. So what does technology adaptation look like in practice, and how can we make the most of it? For the Extractives

March 29, 2017
Innovation, Open Data