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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.

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Filling Tobacco Control Data Gaps in Nigeria

Development Gateway’s Aminata Camara Badji and Seember Ali discuss the Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Data Initiative Dashboard, which launched June 28, 2022.

July 6, 2022 Health
Launch, Program
The TCDI Nigeria Dashboard Launched by Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health

On June 28, 2022, the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (#TCDI) Nigeria Dashboard was launched by Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of State for Health Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora. Since 2019, Development Gateway has collaborated with University of Cape Town’s Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP) to address barriers to data use in tobacco control by consolidating available and trusted tobacco control data, identifying and filling data gaps, and creating an online resource for policymakers to access the relevant data needed to pass and monitor tobacco control legislation. These findings have come together through TCDI, which is supported in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented in South Africa in addition to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.

June 29, 2022 Health
Advancing Tobacco Control in Nigeria: The TCDI Website

In June 2022, Development Gateway launched the Nigeria - Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) Dashboard. The TCDI website creates a “one-stop-shop” to access the relevant data that Nigeria’s policymakers need to advance tobacco control legislation and was created in response to the impending threat of increased tobacco use in Nigeria and the various dangers that accompany it.

June 28, 2022 Health
Launch, Program
Échos du secteur de la noix de cajou – André M. Tandjiekpon

André M. Tandjiekpon, Secrétaire exécutif du Conseil international consultatif du cajou (CICC), donne un aperçu du travail du CICC et explique comment la plateforme Cashew-IN développée par DG contribuera à son travail.

June 15, 2022 Agriculture
En Français, Program
Voices of the Cashew Sector – André M. Tandjiekpon

André M. Tandjiekpon, Executive Secretary of the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC), gives an overview of CICC’s work and explains how the Cashew-IN platform developed by DG will support his work.

June 15, 2022 Agriculture
How IREX and DG’s Data Ecosystem Assessment Tools Advance Local Priorities

IREX’s Data Compass and Development Gateway’s CALM are methodologies for assessing data ecosystems. While each methodology produces different outputs based on different needs, both prioritize local collaboration and development to produce insights and outputs that reflect local priorities and actionable recommendations that institutions can own and implement.

June 9, 2022 Process & Tools
Explainer, IREX
Measuring digital transformation? Get real.

Senior Associate Annie Kilroy explores the limitations in how digital transformation has been measured and outlines recommendations for how to better assess the value and impact of digital transformation.

June 8, 2022 Global Data Policy, Strategic Advisory Services
Data Use
TCDI South Africa Website Demo

Megan Borole (nee Little) discusses Development Gateway's Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) Dashboard for South Africa, which was launched in May 2021, and highlights some of the vital information present on the platform.

June 2, 2022 Health
Joseph Zerbo
Échos du secteur de la noix de cajou – Joseph Zerbo

Joseph Zerbo, conseiller aux affaires économiques directeur général du Conseil burkinabé du cajou (CBA), dresse un panorama de la filière cajou au Burkina Faso.

May 25, 2022 Agriculture
En Français, Program
Joseph Zerbo
Voices of the Cashew Sector – Joseph Zerbo

Joseph Zerbo, Economic Affairs Advisor General Manager of the Burkinabe Cashew Council, provides an overview of the cashew sector in Burkina Faso.

May 25, 2022 Agriculture