Modern NGOs are getting better at at collecting data, often through ICT tools or open data sources. But how do development organizations use this data, to inform plans, budgets, and management decisions – and what challenges do they face?
At next week’s InterAction Forum, we will be discussing these challenges (and opportunities) with leading NGO representatives. Discussants will include: Nancy McGuire Choi and Taryn Davis (DG), Aria Grabowski (Oxfam America), Reid Porter (InterAction), Samhir Vasdev (IREX) – and (we hope) you.
During this interactive breakout session, we will explore cross-sector solutions that can be practically adopted by participants including tools and approaches for communicating evidence, strategies for increasing data use and demand, and methods for prioritizing impactful data.
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.
Data governance frameworks are essential as data and technology continue to become increasingly central to how governments, institutions, groups, and individuals all interact with one another and among themselves. Here are the best practices DG has learned in creating data governance frameworks so far.