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The Tech Behind Makueni County’s Open Contracting Portal
Since 2017, DG has been working with the Government of Makueni County in Kenya and Hivos to improve the quality of procurement processes through an online portal that promotes transparency and accountability. The platform is different in that it provides county-level instead of national-level open contracting information. In this post, we highlight the technology behind the portal.
The Government of Jordan’s Approach to Strengthening Trust (Through Data)
The Government of Jordan has demonstrated a commitment to digitization and digital transformation to increase transparency, trust, and accountability. This guest post by Mays Abdel Aziz, of the Government of Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, looks at how the Aid Flows Information System fits into efforts to build trust.
Narrow the Gendered Data Divide by Investing in Women
As we approach Beijing+25, awareness about the literal value of gender equality continues to rise—but actual progress has stalled. The 2020 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report reveals women’s under-representation is most acute in data, digital, and technology fields that will drive economic growth over the next decade. According to the report, just 12 percent of cloud computing, 15 percent of engineering, and 26 percent of data and artificial intelligence professionals are women.
AMP Offline Joins Full AMP Code in Going Open Source
In line with Development Gateway’s commitment to using open-source technology, and building on the transparency and community benefits we’ve seen from opening the Aid Management Platform (AMP) source code last year, DG is pleased to announce that we’ve made the AMP Offline application fully open-source.
AD3: Co-design Workshop of the Multi-disciplinary Working Group Dashboard | AD3: Atelier de co-conception du tableau de bord du Groupe de Travail Pluridisciplinaire
Last month, in partnership with the National Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (ANACIM), DG held a co-design workshop to better understand the visualization needs around agro-climatic data. We worked with ANACIM’s Multi-disciplinary Working Group (GTP), to reflect on the content and design of AD3’s interactive platform, and decided how best to present each indicator to facilitate decision-making.
Launch of The African Seed Access Index (TASAI) Visualizing Information on Seeds using Technology in Africa (VISTA)
The timely availability of high-quality, affordable seeds is critical to improving food security, resilience, and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Africa. In partnership with TASAI, Inc., DG is proud to announce the launch of the TASAI VISTA program.
Community Data, Community Impact: WIM Index to Minimize Extractive Industries’ Negative Effects // Comment l’indice WIM peut contribuer à minimiser les effets négatifs des activités extractives et améliorer les conditions de vie des communautés
In January 2020, in partnership with WIM Guinea and OSIWA, Development Gateway (DG) launched the Women in Mining Pilot Index (WIM Index) that aims to quantify and visualize the impact of mining activities on communities – especially on women and young people. En janvier 2020, en partenariat avec WIM Guinée et OSIWA, Development Gateway (DG) a lancé l'Indice Pilote WIM Guinée qui vise à quantifier et à visualiser l'impact des activités minières sur les communautés - en particulier sur les femmes et les jeunes.
A Prototype for Tracking Women’s Inclusion in the Extractives Industry: Launch of the WIM Guinea Pilot Index // Un Baromètre de Suivi de l’Inclusion des Femmes dans les Industries Extractives : Lancement de l’Indice Pilote de WIM Guinée
Last week in partnership with Women in Mining (WIM) Guinea and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), we celebrated the official launch of the WIM Guinea Index prototype. En partenariat avec Women in Mining (WIM) Guinée et Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), nous avons procédé au lancement officiel de l'Indice Pilote de WIM Guinée le 22 janvier 2020 à Conakry.
The Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI): A New Partnership with African Policymakers to Utilize Data for Effective Tobacco Control
DG is pleased to announce a new program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to work with African policymakers, governments, and civil society organizations to use data to promote tobacco control across the continent.
Now Live – Kenya’s First Subnational Open Contracting Portal!
It’s not every day in the open technology space that the opportunity to be the very first at something arises. But last week, we were a part of the launch of the Government of Makueni County’s Open Contracting Portal – Kenya’s first sub-national open contracting portal.