As we review our strategy, we plan to share here much of what we’ve learned through programming in more than a dozen countries – from our work and from our excellent partners – about the state of data in agriculture, tobacco control, open contracting, and the extractive industries. For each theme, we’ll explore who are the key data users, the decisions they make, the most important data gaps, and the crucial risks of data (mis)use. Here we share previews from some of our flagship programs.
Starting in June 2018, DG assessed the extractive industry data landscape in Senegal, Nigeria, and Guinea. The goal was to determine the feasibility of designing and implementing an Extractives Industry Data Portal (EIDP) for each country. A major finding is that extractive industry financial flow data is no longer enough. Stakeholders want information that will help them advocate for protecting the environment, providing youth and educational services, and ensuring access to health facilities in the community.
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.
With support from the Open Societies Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Development Gateway (DG) began conducting studies in July 2018 in Senegal, Guinea, and Nigeria to map data needs, availability, and use in the extractives sector. Last week at the EITI Global Conference in Paris, France, we shared key takeaways and findings on EI data needs in the session Leveraging Information Technology in EITI Mainstreaming. Today, we're sharing more details from our presentation and how takeaways are building into our EI data work in West Africa.
Across DG’s extractives work, our aim is to help ensure a country’s natural resources actually benefit citizens. This starts with greater openness around natural resource management, to build public engagement and accountability. Building on our existing work with EITI on the EITI Global Data Portal, we’re expanding country- and local-level extractives work through several initiatives – including in Nigeria in partnership with the Ford Foundation, to build an online data collection system for the audit process.
The Women In Mining (WIM) Index: Using Data to Measure and Improve Gender Considerations in the Extractive Sector // L’indice Women In Mining (WIM) : Utilisation des données pour mesurer et améliorer la prise en compte du genre dans le secteur extractif
Development Gateway (DG) is pleased to partner with Women In Mining (WIM) Guinea in the innovative design and development of a pilot for the first-of-its-kind Women's Index for the Extractive Sector: the WIM Africa Index.
Today, Development Gateway (DG) is pleased to announce that we have kicked off work with the Open Society Foundation in West Africa (OSIWA) to support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This work will focus on mapping data needs, availability, and use in the extractives sector in West Africa.