Since 2010, the Government of Nepal has been maintaining an Aid Management Platform (AMP), an “effective tool for enhancing transparency and accountability in managing foreign aid in Nepal.” Through an annual Development Cooperation Report (DCR), Nepal’s Ministry of Finance draws on AMP data to offer government officials, donors and the public an overall view of aid trends in country, as well as a series of recommendations for better targeting future development assistance. This year, AMP’s GIS module, created through the USAID/HESN-supported AidData Partnership, was also used by the Ministry to create a series of maps about aid flows in major sectors.
Nepal’s Development Cooperation Policy, launched in 2014, featured prominently in the report, and the Ministry used AMP data to elaborate on some of the key pillars of this policy. For example:
“The analysis of AMP data showed that Nepal was over crowded with small projects scattered among various implementing agencies. It was found that there were more than 500 projects averaging US$ 2 million per project and development partners engaged with up to 9 line ministries in average. As a testimony of the effectiveness of the intervention, the analytical information generated through the Aid Management Platform (AMP) has come handy in producing an evidence-based Development Cooperation Policy. The policies influenced through AMP data include the threshold of aid amount, division of labour among development partners and preference of aid modality, among others.”
DG prides itself on building high-quality software tools. But as a nonprofit dedicated to the common good, we’re mostly concerned with making information matter for our partners. High-quality data and systems aren’t useful for development unless data can be easily understood, analyzed, and used. As the global development community works to make the Data Revolution matter, we’re proud to partner with governments and organizations that use data to make better decisions about where to allocate scarce development resources.
Digital Public Goods Alliance designated DG’s Open Contracting Portal as a digital public good in September 2022. The Portal provides procurement analytics that can be used to improve procurement efficiency and, in turn, reduce corruption and increase impact.
Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.
In Episode 2 of "Data…for What?!," a podcast series from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) which explores our new strategic plan, Josh Powell met with experts from DG and IREX to discuss DG’s expansion into the education, media and disinformation, and youth sectors. The conversations explore the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities for data and technology to positively impact these sectors and discuss how these trends are likely to play out in the years ahead. Based on these trends, the experts explain the unique fit for DG’s skills and specific opportunities for collaboration that align with the vision of DG’s partnership with IREX, which has a long and successful history working in each sector.