Every day, governments, development partners, and civil society leaders make a multitude of decisions about how to allocate, monitor, and evaluate development assistance. But do these decisions rely on data – and, if so, how?
Last year, Development Gateway – with our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy – undertook three country studies exploring how development data influence decision-making in Timor-Leste, Honduras, and Senegal.
Over the coming weeks, we will explore the report through three country-level posts (written by our DG researchers) that highlight key findings, recommendations, and the steps our partner governments have taken to increase the use of development data. We will conclude with a post exploring common themes across our case study countries, and what that should mean for future data uptake investments – stay tuned.
Save the Date: On April 24th, the AidData Center for Development Policy will host a DC discussion event “Avoiding Graveyards: What Makes Development Data Fit for Purpose?” More information to come.
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.
Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.
In Episode 2 of "Data…for What?!," a podcast series from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) which explores our new strategic plan, Josh Powell met with experts from DG and IREX to discuss DG’s expansion into the education, media and disinformation, and youth sectors. The conversations explore the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities for data and technology to positively impact these sectors and discuss how these trends are likely to play out in the years ahead. Based on these trends, the experts explain the unique fit for DG’s skills and specific opportunities for collaboration that align with the vision of DG’s partnership with IREX, which has a long and successful history working in each sector.