As an international data and statistical community, we have witnessed the implications of gaps in data and digital access amidst the Covid-19 global crisis. Due to lockdown restrictions, many national governments and development partners have lost access to data sources, leaving local communities directly responsible for primary data collection and use.
Decisions continue to be made at national and local levels that will impact crisis response and recovery. DG’s Principles for Subnational Data Use (in English and French) provide good-practice guidance for designing programs that strengthen community demand, supply, and use of data to drive better outcomes – while preparing communities to be more resilient to future challenges.
Given the changed global context, how has our thinking around the Subnational Principles shifted accordingly?
On October 15 at 9:00-10:00AM EST, DG is hosting a virtual conversation on the sidelines of the 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum, focused on strengthening local data and statistical capacities moving forward.
We’ll be joined by partners including the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Open Institute, IMC Worldwide, IREX, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), and more. Register to attend today and we’ll see you on October 15!
This virtual event is being organized by Development Gateway through the Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) Program, funded by the Data Collaboratives for Local Impact program, a partnership implemented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and funded by PEPFAR; and the Open Institute.
Josh Powell and Jenna Slotin reflect on the Data Values Project and building a movement for change in data for development.
DG has been co-designing data visualizations with partners and stakeholders for over a decade. Thinking about the ways people process information is crucial to developing easy-to-understand data visualizations. In this post, we examine best practices for incorporating user-centered design into our data visualization outputs.
Since 2017, Development Gateway and partners have been working on the Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Program to support development partners and the private sector to respond to changes in the fertilizer market, ensuring that sufficient quantities and appropriate fertilizers reach farmers at the right time for planting. Recently, DG received funding to expand the program to include four to six additional countries through 2023.