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Stories, ideas, and updates from DGers around the world

The Development Gateway blog is where DGers share specific learnings, offer thought-provoking insights, and pose challenging questions for the sustainable development community derived from our work.

Our blog has a deep archive going back to 2005. Each post is a snapshot into our work, priorities, and values.

Cropland Under Production
Decision-Making: from Soil to Farmers

Professor Victor O. Chude is the Registrar/CEO of Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), where his work centers around efforts to produce and use more region and crop-specific fertilizers to increase crop yields and food security. Professor Chude describes how the newly launched VIFAA Dashboard supports his work and feeds into decision-making.

September 2, 2021 Agriculture
Program
Du côté de l’Afrique Francophone et des Caraïbes

Development Gateway travaille aussi dans les pays francophones d'Afrique et des Caraïbes depuis 2007. Nous mettons à profit notre expertise technique et développons des outils, des processus et des analyses multilingues personnalisés pour soutenir les efforts de nos partenaires à obtenir de meilleurs résultats dans plusieurs secteurs, notamment l'assistance au développement, l'agriculture, les industries extractives et la santé. Ce bulletin d'information revient sur la présence de DG dans les pays francophones. 

August 17, 2021 Aid Management Program
En Français, Program
Highlights from Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

DG has been implementing projects in French-speaking African and Caribbean countries since 2007. Here we highlight DG's ongoing work in Francophone countries in Africa and the Caribbean. 

August 17, 2021 Agriculture, Aid Management Program, Health
Program
To Enable W-SMEs to Thrive in Côte d’Ivoire We Start by Listening to their Data and Digital Needs

This blog is co-written by Development Gateway’s Aminata Camara, Senior Consultant; Kathryn Alexander, Senior Program Advisor; and MCC‘s Agnieszka Rawa, Managing Director of Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI). On June 28th, 2021, MCC, USAID, Microsoft, Thinkroom, and Development Gateway will be co-hosting a workshop to share, validate, inform, and build on recent research on

June 24, 2021
Data Use, Innovation, News/Events
VIFAA Nigeria Dashboard
Changing the Data Landscape: The VIFAA Nigeria Dashboard

In place of unwieldy spreadsheets and dozens of sources, the VIFAA Fertilizer Dashboard introduces a “one-stop-shop” for trustworthy, visually appealing information that is key to understanding Nigeria’s fertilizer sector.

June 23, 2021 Agriculture
Launch

The South Africa Tobacco Control Data Initiative website is live!

Based on a stakeholder assessment and co-design workshop used to identify critical data gaps, this website works to provide trustworthy, up-to-date information on tobacco economics, use, prevalence, and more specific to South Africa.

Explore the South Africa website

Learn more about the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI)

June 1, 2021 Health
Launch, Program
Reducing Errors and Speeding Calculation through Automation

Armel Cyrille Brou, DCDJ Fellow in Côte d’Ivoire, provided support to the data management team at an Ivorian health facility focused on treating patients with HIV/AIDS. Armel developed an application that reduces the time spent calculating patient program schedules from five minutes to less than 30 seconds.

May 26, 2021 DCDJ, Health
Program
Using Contracting Data to Improve Service Delivery

How can open contracting data help ensure communities have access to the services they need? Charlene Migwe-Kagume, Senior Consultant, hosts a conversation with subnational government, civil society, and private sector actors in Kenya to discuss the sustainability of current open contracting portals and the roles of all sector players in using already-published contracting data to improve service delivery.

May 21, 2021 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Open Data, Procurement
Scaling Open Contracting in Kenya

Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya recently launched their own Open Contracting Portal at the end of April. DG has worked closely with the county to understand the customizations needed in order to meet their needs and has added additional features to the system.

May 18, 2021 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Launch, Open Data
What’s Your Story and How Can Data Help Tell It?

For as long as Development Gateway has specialized in data, we have also specialized in data visualizations. In that time, we have discovered the pitfalls and learned ways that data visualizations can increase data use. In this post, we look specifically at selecting the right type of visualization for the story you want to tell.

April 29, 2021 Strategic Advisory Services
Explainer