Understanding Data Use: Building M&E Systems that Empower Users, emphasizes how critical it is for decision-makers to consider users’ decision space – from the institutional all the way to technical levels – in achieving data uptake.
In partnership with Development Initiatives (DI), DG supported UNICEF’s goal of helping their Country Offices use data published to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) for reporting to government Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS).
In 2016-2017, DG and the Open Contracting Partnership spent several months studying open contracting readiness across West Africa. With the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK), we have published a series of open contracting scoping studies that provide comprehensive overviews of our findings.
Governments, development partners, and implementers spend millions of dollars every year collecting data on results. How do we make these investments most effective? Studied how results data is collected, shared, and used in three countries: Ghana, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka, across the health and agriculture sectors.
In 2016, with our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy, DG undertook three country studies exploring how development data influence decision-making in Timor-Leste, Honduras, and Senegal. The "Avoiding Data Graveyards" report details the findings of those studies.
Development Gateway, in partnership with DFID Nepal, conducted a detailed study of government data use in Nepal. Drawing on the perspectives of 60+ government officials, donor staff, CSO operatives, and academics, we tried to paint a picture of the government data “ecosystem” in Nepal. This report aims to provide useful insight for both Government of Nepal (GoN) and the development data community at large.