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Blog

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.

VIFAA Kenya Dashboard
The Kenya Fertilizer Dashboard is Live!

We are thrilled to announce that the Visualizing Insights for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Kenya Fertilizer Dashboard is now live! From fertilizer price to consumption, this dashboard makes Kenya’s fertilizer data easier to access, use, and share for national and county level decision making

September 1, 2020 Agriculture
News/Events, Program
Apparent Fertilizer Consumption
Sourcing Fertilizer Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

In advance of the first VIFAA country dashboard launch next week, we will explore the importance and source of accurate and reliable data for each of the indicators. This is a crucial step in making data available in a way that stakeholders can use to inform their decisions. 

August 28, 2020 Agriculture
Explainer, Program
20th Party
Turning 20 in 2020…

As we look forward to DG’s next decade, which coincides with the end of the 2030 SDG era, the tumult of the present, together with our core identity and skills, point us to several opportunities to contribute to a more hopeful future. We are looking forward to working with our partners in making DG’s 3rd decade our most ambitious and successful one yet.

August 25, 2020
20YearsOfDG
Who Are We Now?

Over the last twenty years, DG has morphed into a global organization with location-based personnel across the world. Where are we now? Who is Development Gateway and what do we prioritize?

August 20, 2020
20YearsOfDG
National Average Fertilizer Consumption - by Nutrient Ton
Understanding Fertilizer Data

Finding reliable agriculture data in sub-Saharan Africa is often difficult. If available at all, data is usually fragmented and tucked away in silos within government ministries or closely held by private companies. It is also significantly delayed or in a format that makes analysis difficult. For stakeholders who need information for decision making, a lack of reliable data is a significant barrier. The Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) program is working towards making fertilizer-related data, a key subset of agriculture data, more accessible to stakeholders for decision making.

August 19, 2020 Agriculture
Explainer, Program
20 ans de leçons apprises

DG a été façonné par 20 ans de leçons apprises à travers les évaluations, les mises en œuvre et les mesures d’atténuation pour faire face aux défis. Ces leçons ont contribué à faire évoluer notre approche, à influencer notre perspective stratégique et à soutenir l’innovation continue.

August 18, 2020
20YearsOfDG, En Français
20 Years of Lessons Learned

DG has been shaped by 20 years of lessons learned through assessments, implementations, and challenges. These lessons have helped to evolve our approach, influenced our policy perspective, and supported continuous growth & innovation.

August 18, 2020
20YearsOfDG
Understanding Stakeholder Needs: Extractives Industry Data Portal Assessment in West Africa

Starting in June 2018, DG assessed the extractive industry data landscape in Senegal, Nigeria, and Guinea. The goal was to determine the feasibility of designing and implementing an Extractives Industry Data Portal (EIDP) for each country. A major finding is that extractive industry financial flow data is no longer enough. Stakeholders want information that will help them advocate for protecting the environment, providing youth and educational services, and ensuring access to health facilities in the community.

August 13, 2020 Extractives Management
News/Events, Program
Ali
Building an Efficient Database to Improve Data Use in Côte d’Ivoire

Ali Diakité is an alum of the first DCDJ Fellowship cohort. After two months of intensive data science training, he was placed with the National AIDS Control Program (PNLS), the government agency that coordinates the national response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. During the Fellowship, Ali built a solution that noticeably improved PNLS' efficiency and data quality. As the primary HIV/AIDS control program in Côte d’Ivoire, PNLS uses the tool to make direct improvements to its data quality, timeliness, and epidemic response.

August 6, 2020 DCDJ, Health
Program
COVID-19 VIFAA Dashboard
Measuring COVID-19’s Impact on the Fertilizer Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 Africa Fertilizer Watch Dashboard, covering 28 countries across sub-Saharan Africa was launched today. This dashboard uses 11 indicators to track COVID-19 country-specific mitigation measures on the delivery & use of fertilizers to identify impacts on productivity & food security across the continent. The goal of this dashboard is to support efficient and effective responses to the evolving global health emergency, and ensure that sufficient and appropriate fertilizers reach farmers. 

August 5, 2020 Agriculture
Launch, Program