Creating user-focused tools for evidence-based advocacy and decision-making.

Making development data easier to collect, manage, use, and understand.

DG information management systems, visualizations, reporting dashboards, and maps serve a wide range of governments, agencies, and organizations. We emphasize openness and transparency, so most tools are built using open source components – and we never charge royalties.

Information Management

Case Study: UNDG Information Management System

IMS Homepage

The Information Management System (IMS) improves coordination throughout the United Nations. With user-friendly data entry modules, UN staff in over 130 countries can both fulfill reporting requirements and easily visualize and export this information to evaluate program performance and strategic alignment. An API displays select data on a public-facing platform, better communicating the UN Development Group’s strategic goals and programmatic work to the world. Visit UNDG IMS.

Tanzania Sectoral Dashboards

A suite of public dashboards, aligned with Tanzania’s Big Results Now agenda, that allow users to interact with data in health, education, and water sectors. Built on the Government’s open data portal, these dashboards include maps, charts, and a user feedback mechanism. DG and local partner DataVision, in partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Tanzania, built these dashboards and trained local government officials to use them. Visit the dashboards.

Nepal’s Aid Management Platform

The platform allows Nepal’s Ministry of Finance to collect, maintain, and analyze information about development assistance activities. More than 40 development partners have reported over US$ 7 billion in assistance. AMP links with the country’s budget and financial management systems, and all data are geocoded. Formally made public 2013 – a move widely praised by donors and civil society – the platform informs the country’s Development Cooperation Strategy. Visit AMP Nepal.