Development Gateway is proud to announce the launch of the Open Aid Geocoder, a new open-source geocoding tool developed in partnership with the World Bank’s Open Aid Partnership. The Open Aid Geocoder works in tandem with aid and project information management systems to assign precise geospatial data on the locations of development projects. The Open Aid Geocoder has been built using the latest innovative technologies, such as React and Reflux, mixed with other popular libraries such as Leaflet, i18next and Bootstrap, compiled together using Webpack, and can be integrated with all standard and custom-built aid information and project management systems via a small set of API endpoints.
The Open Aid Geocoder utilizes the geocoding fields of the International Aid Transparency Initiative data schema for geocoding, ensuring that data is comparable across countries and development partners. Geographic information is stored in GeoJson format, the premier open standard format used for storing geographic data, facilitating easy integration with various internal systems. The tool itself is licensed under an Apache 2.0 open source license. By focusing on international standards and open source software, Development Gateway continues to play a leading role in contributing to a growing community of practitioners that are striving to make better decisions about resource allocation using geospatial data.
Climate Action Data for the Sahel Region: Announcing Development Gateway’s Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform
Development Gateway: An IREX Venture (DG)—with funding from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)—is pleased to announce a new project, the Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform. By allowing donors, partner states, and implementing agencies to share data and information on financial commitments, project implementation, and best practices, the Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform will ultimately improve effectiveness and efficiency in the design and implementation of the Great Green Wall initiative.
Advancing Tobacco Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) Website
In response to the impending threat of tobacco use in DRC and the various dangers that accompany it, the Tobacco Control Data Initiative website creates a “one-stop shop” to access the relevant data that the DRC's policymakers need to advance tobacco control legislation.
Faire progresser la lutte antitabac en République Démocratique du Congo : Site web de l’initiative de données sur la lutte antitabac (TCDI)
En partenariat avec le Ministère de la Santé de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Programme National de Lutte Contre la Toxicomanie et les Substances Toxiques (PNLCT), Development Gateway : An IREX Venture (DG) a lancé le tableau de bord de la Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) à Kinshasa, RDC, le 29 mai 2023.