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The Development Gateway: An IREX Venture 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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WIM Guinea Validation Workshop
Les Fonds FODEL : Un appui aux femmes des es communautés minières avec WIM Guinée

Nous avons organisé un atelier de validation avec notre partenaire de mise en œuvre, Women in Mining (WIM) Guinea dans la région de Boké le 22 octobre 2022 pour confirmer les résultats d'une collecte de données conduite par WIM Guinée dans les sous-préfectures minières de Boké et Boffa. Les données ont révélé des améliorations potentielles des fonds de développement économique local (FODEL) et de leur administration qui, si elles sont mises en œuvre, pourraient permettre davantage aux femmes et aux associations de femmes des communautés minières de capitaliser sur ces fonds et de mieux les utiliser pour soutenir leur développement local.

March 7, 2023 Extractives Management
En Français, Program
WIM Guinea Validation Workshop
FODEL Funds: Supporting Women in Mining Communities with WIM Guinea

DG and our implementing partner, Women in Mining (WIM) Guinea, held a validation meeting in the Boké region of Guinea on October 22, 2022 to confirm the findings of a data collection initiative that WIM Guinea conducted in the country’s Boké and Boffa mining subprefectures. The data revealed potential improvements to local economic development funds (FODEL) and their administration that, if implemented, could further enable women and women's associations in mining communities to capitalize on these funds and better use them to support their local development.

March 7, 2023 Extractives Management
Program
የኢትዮጵያ የTCDI የትምባሆ ቁጥጥር ድረ ገጽ

የኢትዮጵያ ምግብና መድኃኒት ባለስልጣት መረጃን መሰረት ያደረገ ውሳኔን ለማጠናከር ከዴቨሎፕመንት ጌትዌይ (Development Gateway: an IREX Venture) ጋር በመተባበብር የኢትዮጵያን የትንባሆ ቁጥጥር ድረ ገጽን- (ethiopia.tobaccontroldata.org) እ.አ.አ ከ2021 ጀምሮ ሲያዘጋጅ ቆይቷል፡፡ ድረ ገጹ በአዲስ አበባ ኢትዮጵያ የካቲት 21 ቀን 2015 ዓ.ም የሚመረቅ ሲሆን ሕግ አውጪዎችና ወሳኔ ሰጪ አካላት ትንባሆ ቁጥጥርን በሚመለከት የሚያስፈልጓቸውን መረጃዎች በአመቺ ሁኔታ ተደራሽ ለማድረግ የተዘጋጀ ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያው ድረ-ገጽ ዴቨሎፕመንት ጌትዌይ ከኬፕ ታውን ዩኒቨርሲቲ የኢኮኖሚክስ ጥናት ክፍል (Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP)) ጋር በመተባበር ከሚያዘጋጃቸው አገር-ተኮር ከሆኑ ድረ ገጾች መካከል አንዱ ነው፡፡

February 22, 2023 Health
Launch, Program
Advancing Tobacco Control in Ethiopia: The TCDI Website

In response to the impending threat of tobacco use in Ethiopia and the various dangers that accompany it, the Tobacco Control Data Initiative website created a “one-stop shop” to access the relevant data that Ethiopia’s policymakers need to advance tobacco control legislation.

February 22, 2023 Health
Launch, Program
Q&A with Folarin Okelola from National Agricultural Seeds Council

Dr. Folarin Okelola from the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) recently sat down with DGer Aminata Camara Badji to discuss the TASAI Dashboard, which was created in partnership with The African Seed Access Index (TASAI) and will help stakeholders assess seed quality, availability, accessibility, and price in 17 countries in Africa.

January 19, 2023 Agriculture
Program
Advancing Tobacco Control in Zambia: The TCDI Website

In response to the impending threat of tobacco use in Zambia and the various dangers that accompany it, the Tobacco Control Data Initiative website creates a “one-stop shop” to access the relevant data that Zambia’s policymakers need to advance tobacco control legislation.

December 14, 2022 Health
Launch, Program
DG’s Open Contracting Portal Designated as a Digital Public Good

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.

December 6, 2022 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics, Process & Tools
Innovation, News/Events
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Announcing Development Gateway’s aLIVE Program: Advancing Livestock Data in Ethiopia

Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG)—with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)—is pleased to announce a new program, a Livestock Information Vision for Ethiopia (aLIVE). This four-year, $5 million program will empower Ethiopia’s stakeholders in the livestock sector to make data-informed decisions by providing relevant, accurate, timely, and digital livestock data and analytics. Ultimately, the aLIVE program will support Ethiopia in meeting national food demands as well as achieving food security while building a robust, more independent economy.

December 2, 2022 Agriculture
Launch, Program
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Launching: Digital Advisory Support Services for Accelerated Rural Transformation (DAS)

The Digital Advisory Support Services for Accelerated Rural Transformation (DAS) Program launched in March 2022 and will go through March 2025. Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will implement the grant in partnership with Jengalab and TechChange to advance Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) in the agricultural sector across Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

October 21, 2022 Agriculture
Launch, Program