Posts categorized Results Data

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What’s Next for the Results Data Initiative?

Moving into 2019, we are pleased to be expanding RDI alongside our growing set of partners and funders. The program’s third phase focuses on agency-level engagement, and we will be scaling our partnerships with these development agencies to use results data to inform critical policy and programmatic decisions.

February 8, 2019 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Program, Results Data
DG White Paper Release: The Custom Assessment and Landscaping Methodology

To achieve data use, we must change how we approach, design, and implement M&E systems. At present, investments in M&E systems suffer from high levels of inefficiency, and there is a high rate of failure across implemented systems. In taking steps to improve how M&E systems are designed, and to achieve truly useful systems, Development Gateway is pleased to announce the release of our latest white paper, “The Custom Assessment and Landscaping Methodology: Balancing Accountability & Learning in M&E Systems.”

January 3, 2019 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Process, Results Data
Join Us: Strengthening Foreign Assistance through Results Data Use

We know that evidence can lead to better outcomes. Yet despite spending upwards of USD $2.5 billion annually on collecting information about results – outcomes and impacts – research suggests these data are infrequently used. We at Development Gateway invite you to discuss how we can address this gap, by making smarter agency and government-wide investments in results.

November 26, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events, Results Data
DG White Paper Release: Understanding Data Use

We know that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) aims to support accountability and learning, in order to drive better outcomes. Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we’ve approached M&E with a critical eye – how can we better allocate M&E funding, and what results are we really striving for?

August 21, 2018 Global Data Policy
Data Use, News/Events, Results 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
The Future (of Development) is Feminist

This weekend marks the G7 Summit in Canada – as well as the first anniversary of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. Over the past year, in Canada and elsewhere, we’ve seen the rights of women and girls grow in prominence across public and development discourse.  With heightened focus on sexual and reproductive health,

June 7, 2018 Global Data Policy
News/Events, Results Data
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
On the Money: Getting Funding for Data Right

Last week, we shared our schedule for this week’s Data for Development Festival, hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)  in Bristol, UK. The event brings together a vibrant community of governments, foundations, private sector and nonprofit organizations, galvanized by the belief that data, used well, can drive better development outcomes and

March 22, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
Results Data
Define, Co-Design, and Repeat: Putting Usability Testing to the Test in Tanzania

Last month, the Results Data Initiative (RDI) convened its second cross-ministry co-design workshop — surfacing new opportunities for the Government of Tanzania to put health data to use at the local level. This two-day workshop re-convened stakeholders from across ministries and local governments, building on the priorities they identified in the first workshop back in

December 13, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Process, Results Data
Decision Space and Development Cooperation

This post builds upon a DG contribution to the 2017 OECD Development Cooperation Report, launched on October 17, 2017. All too often, discussions about managing for results in development fail to specify who is managing, what decisions they are authorized to make, or what results data are being used. Identifying the who and whats is

October 18, 2017 Data Management Systems and MEL
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Results Data