Development Gateway is delighted to welcome Chad to the global Aid Management Program family. Chad marks our 24th AMP country, our 16th African partner government, and another of our 20+ UNDP-supported AMP programs. We are looking forward to a productive partnership in the years to come.
Development Gateway conducted an initial needs assessment in Chad in fall 2013, during which we met with various stakeholders including government staff, local technical professionals and several funding agencies including UNDP, the World Bank, AfDB, the EU, France, and the US Embassy. The assessment culminated with specific recommendations regarding how to implement the Aid Management Platform (AMP), with a specific focus on supporting increased participation of Chad’s budget and finance staff with the AMP’s functions so as to improve the overall aid management process.
Chad marks our second AMP country to commit to geocoding project locations and launching a public portal during year one (Cote d’Ivoire was the first). We are thrilled that Chad is devoted to the open data movement and improving the quality of their data with the specific granularity geocoding provides. Chad also hopes to welcome an Aid Management Fellow in the fall of 2014 to assist with an efficient and effective implementation of the system.
The three-year program, including implementation and related institutional strengthening activities, is supported by UNDP in year one. The assessment mission conducted in September 2013 was of high interest to other donors including the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
To help contextualize the new Strategic Plan, we are launching a podcast series called Data… for What?! This series consists of 5 episodes in Josh Powell and Vanessa Goas talk to DGers throughout the organization – as well as collaborators within our strategic partner, IREX - about how and why we prioritized the various elements of the new strategy. In this first episode, we talk to Kristin Lord, President and CEO of IREX about how our partnership fits into the Strategic Plan; and to Aleks Dardelli, Executive Vice President of IREX and Chair of DG’s Board of Directors, about the process of putting the Plan together at this opportune, yet precarious, global moment.
Building on 20+ years of experience, Development Gateway announces its FY23-25 Strategic Plan. DG will expand its role as a global leader in both data and digital for development, working toward a digital development agenda that builds trust between institutions and the constituents they serve. This strategy lays the foundation for how we will achieve that vision.
Since 2017, Development Gateway and partners have been working on the Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Program to support development partners and the private sector to respond to changes in the fertilizer market, ensuring that sufficient quantities and appropriate fertilizers reach farmers at the right time for planting. Recently, DG received funding to expand the program to include four to six additional countries through 2023.