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Publications

Communicating and sharing our work

DG’s publication library includes resources, reports, white papers, policy briefs based on our data landscaping work, and more.

Written to be useful and usable, our publications are where we share learnings on barriers and incentives to data use, explore new ideas, and contribute to data policy and strategy conversations.

Ethiopia’s National Livestock Data Standard

In early 2024, the "a Livestock Information Vision Ethiopia" (aLIVE) governing committee endorsed a comprehensive set of standards to guide the collection, storage, and maintenance of livestock data in Ethiopia (i.e., a data standard). The data standard specifically focuses on standardizing data on cattle, sheep, goats, and camels in the country. The National Livestock Data Standard document contains standardized data sets for national animal data recording, animal disease, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination recording, animal events recording, location, and other additional attributes.  

Agriculture
Project
Custom Assessment Landscape Methodology 2.0

Our new white paper re-introduces our flagship methodology, Custom Assessment Landscape Methodology (CALM), to help our partners, collaborators, and teammates better engage with a flexible and adaptive assessment methodology.

Strategy
Trends in E-Cigarette and Heated Tobacco Product use in Urban South Africa

This research brief presents a summary of results from a survey which forms part of the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) led by Development Gateway: An IREX Venture in partnership with the Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This study, the South African E-Cigarette Survey 2022, contributes to the pressing research and policy questions by estimating consumption patterns of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems and heated tobacco products (e-cigarettes).

Health
Project
Lessons Learned from Visualizing Information on Seeds Using Technology in Africa (TASAI-VISTA)

This white paper highlights successes and challenges during the implementation of the Visualizing Information on Seeds Using Technology in Africa (TASAI-VISTA) program, as the project comes to a close. It details the data collection, analyses, and stakeholder engagement processes informing the development of a suite of digital tools designed for the TASAI team and outlines lessons learned throughout the project implementation.  

Agriculture
White Paper
Farmer-Centric Data Governance: Towards A New Paradigm

This report, six deep dives, and nine case studies provide user-centric approaches to data governance that places farmers and their communities at the center of data gathering initiatives and aims to reduce the negative effects of centralized power. The findings are based on literature, interviews, and workshops to gather the experiences of change-makers and aims to raise awareness around the current political economy of agricultural data and its implications; identify user-centric data governance models and mechanisms, particularly in LMICs; demonstrate the purpose, value, benefits, and challenges of these models for all stakeholders, and; identify appropriate and relevant actionable principles, recommendations, and considerations related to user-centric data governance in the agriculture sector for the donor community. This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). This guide was produced under DAI’s Digital Frontiers Project at the request of USAID and BMGF.

Agriculture
Final Report
Digital Agricultural Ecosystem in Mali | Ecosystème Numérique Agricole au Mali

Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) and Athena Infonomics conducted an assessment of the digital agricultural ecosystem in Mali between September 2021 and January 2022. The assessment was conducted using DG’s Custom Assessment Landscape Methodology (CALM), which uses a combination of desktop research and mixed data collection methods, including key informant interviews, surveys, and data analysis to understand the context, collect user needs, and identify the links – or missing links – between key stakeholders in a specific sector.

Agriculture
En Français, Landscape Analysis
Strategic Plan FY2023 to 2025

Building on 20+ years of experience, Development Gateway announces its FY23-25 Strategic Plan. DG will expand its role as a global leader in both data and digital for development, working toward a digital development agenda that builds trust between institutions and the constituents they serve. This strategy lays the foundation for how we will achieve that vision.

Internal Strategy
Developing a Data Inventory

For Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) in Côte d’Ivoire, DG worked with partners to create a data inventory specific to the HIV/AIDS context in the country, including topics related to health, gender equality, education, and economic growth. This resource is a guide for developing your own data inventory from ideation, to launch, and beyond.

Health
Project
Designing Data Fellowships

This resource is for community leaders, organizations, or government agencies seeking to build Data Fellowship programs. It outlines the need for and essential considerations to develop such fellowships with specific examples and lessons learned by the Des Chiffres et Des Jeunes (DCDJ) program over three cohorts of Fellows in Côte d’Ivoire.

Health
Project
Digitizing Extractive Industries Data

This paper shares the triumphs and challenges of building Extractive Industry Data Portals (EIDPs), tools that can streamline the annual production of extractive industries (EI) sector audit reports. Findings are based on technical assessments conducted by Development Gateway in Guinea, Senegal, and Nigeria; and on DG’s development of a first-phase EIDP in Nigeria.

Extractives Management
Policy, Project