Over 20 years of experience has shown us that technology alone cannot solve the world’s trickiest problems. The enabling environment – incentives, barriers, and needs – is key in determining whether data is actually used, while creating solutions and processes that involve input from real users further closes the data use gap. We bring this expertise to a range of sector-specific tools and research.
DG has experience in country-led data programs globally and a deep understanding of the issues facing national and regional stakeholders responsible for designing and implementing policies.
Iterative, Co-Designed Processes
Rather than narrow technical assessments, we create in-depth partnerships to build co-designed tools. Through the process, we focus on understanding the decision-making needs of stakeholders, adapting to feedback, and securing buy-in from the outset of each program. These components are integrated and mutually supportive, to ensure sustainable solutions.
The Right Data, at the Right Time, in the Right Place
Data is only useful if relevant, timely, and accurate. We work to identify and solve gaps in available data, find ways to make existing data systems work together, and to ensure data is properly governed and protected – with the end goal of providing users with data they can easily use to make or influence decisions.
Building Tools that Put Data to Work
DG creates tools that collect, analyze, and visualize information, so that stakeholders can easily understand and use data to inform decision-making.
We focus on improving the supply of agriculture data; building user-friendly tools; and supporting governments and the private sector in using data to meet strategic priorities.
Our flagship Aid Management Program (AMP) helps governments and development partners gather, access, and monitor information on development activities and funding, with the goal of increasing aid effectiveness.
Using lessons learned from our implementations, we advocate for data policy at the local to global levels, in support of active, secure use of data to benefit all.
DG aims to make data on extractive industries transparent and compelling, to empower government and civil society to improve accountability and build community impact.
We help improve how health data is accessed and understood, to drive better healthcare delivery and policy.
For 20 years, we have been creating user-focused data management systems that make information accessible and useful, to improve transparency and amplify evidence-based decision-making.