For most global development and humanitarian agencies, data has historically been either a niche activity or fragmented task. But in the era of a ‘data revolution for sustainable development’ – and in a time of increasing financial scrutiny – institutions increasingly consider data and digital to be a strategic asset. This paper aims to provide a structured overview of lessons learned that may be used by those seeking to develop and implement a data strategy within international development and humanitarian organizations.
Final reports following DG's assessment and pilot index for Women in Mining Guinea. The index was designed to capture the real obstacles hindering women's involvement and empowerment in the mining sector. The goal is to provide stakeholders with the evidence needed to implement sustainable, gender-inclusive solutions, and to serve as an M&E tool to annually assess the progress made towards improving women’s living conditions in the industrial and artisanal mining industry.
DG and the Global Digital Marketplace Programme partnered to identify ways to improve government digital procurement effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency. When Covid-19 flipped the world on its head, we developed this roadmap for smarter emergency public procurement. We also provide an indicator framework that governments can use to assess current readiness for purchasing during an emergency, identify focus areas for improvement, and monitor progress.
Starting in June 2018, in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), DG assessed the extractive data landscape in Senegal, Nigeria and Guinea to determine the feasibility of developing an Extractives Industry Data Portal (EIDP) for each country. These reports in French and English detail the findings and recommendations.
Based on case studies that document drivers and the value of subnational data programming, DG and DCLI have developed a set of principles for subnational data use. These principles – and the collection of case studies – are a living document
In 2018, we developed our strategy to provide direction for the next three years, building on what we have learned from each successive wave of our evolution. We feel this vision is responsive to the evolving needs of the data revolution and the SDG agenda, positioning us to use our skills and experience to support key actors at the global, national, and local level. To meet our mission, we have identified four key organizational objectives, supported by three programmatic pillars.
In 2017, Canada rolled out the world's first Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we worked with Global Affairs Canada - International Assistance (GAC-IA) to develop its FIAP M&E work plan, design a comprehensive FIAP M&E system to fit within its existing frameworks, and calculate pre-FIAP baseline values for all 26 indicators identified. This paper outlines the challenges and opportunities that development agencies may face when adopting new and/or feminist policies, and provides an overview of how other development agencies can integrate a feminist lens into their M&E frameworks.
Conceptual Framework for the Design of the National Agriculture Management Information System (NAMIS) in Malawi
This Conceptual Framework and its Executive Summary inform the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development (MoAIWD) on design and recommendations for the National Agriculture Management Information System (NAMIS). DG and MoAIWD completed a detailed landscape analysis – of priority decisions, data and tools, and data use barriers in the agriculture sector. These reports analyze and synthesize findings to inform NAMIS design around potential users.
Since 2017, DG has worked across seven countries and two regions to support the roll-out of UNICEF’s Data for Children Strategic Framework. This included developing country ecosystem diagnostics and strategic action plans for UNICEF Country Offices in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Lesotho, and Ethiopia; and for the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.
This work examines the role that data plays in supporting key decisions taken by DFID at the strategy, portfolio (sector or country), and program level.