Today, DG is pleased to announce the publication of our latest white paper, Designing Data Strategies: A Playbook for Action.
In this paper, we have identified six components for the design and operationalization of institutional data strategies: This work aims to distill lessons learned from Development Gateway’s research and collaboration, designing data strategies with development and humanitarian agencies. In the current ‘data revolution’ era, data and digital are both a strategic asset and a source of institutional risk.
Strategies should be designed using:
- a holistic approach,
- intentional leadership positioning, and
- a focus on the “right” investments.
Strategies should be operationalized through:
- responsible data practice,
- shared data use practices, and
- an appropriate governance plan.
We are continuously learning from our partners across various agencies, and hope this will be a useful starting point that may be adapted by organizational leaders to drive effective digital and data strategies in their institutional contexts.
Feedback about the approach outlined in this paper is welcome! Continue the conversation on social media using #DataStrategyPlaybook or by tagging @dgateway.
Launching this week, the VIFAA Ghana Fertilizer Dashboard aims to fill key fertilizer information gaps, increase data-driven policy and investment decisions in the fertilizer sector, and develop comprehensive, user-centered fertilizer data dashboards. Here is a deep dive into what is visualized on the dashboard.
In place of unwieldy spreadsheets and dozens of sources, the VIFAA Fertilizer Dashboard introduces a “one-stop-shop” for trustworthy, visually appealing information that is key to understanding Nigeria’s fertilizer sector.
The South Africa Tobacco Control Data Initiative website is live!
Based on a stakeholder assessment and co-design workshop used to identify critical data gaps, this website works to provide trustworthy, up-to-date information on tobacco economics, use, prevalence, and more specific to South Africa.