News Archive

Beyond Open Data in Uganda: How Do We Make Citizen Feedback More Actionable?

This piece was originally published on AidData's The First Tranche earlier this month. As Jed Miller recently noted in The Guardian, making data available online doesn’t mean much on its own.  It is...

Published on July 17, 2014

OpenGov Hub 2.0: Official Launch!

We're beyond excited to announce that, last night, we officially launched the new (and we're proud to say, improved!) OpenGov Hub. We've all been trickling in and getting settled over the last two...

Published on June 10, 2014

Announcing a New Minerva Initiative Grant to Study Complex Emergencies in Asia

We’re thrilled to announce the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative has awarded a $1.9 million grant to the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. As a Strauss Center...

Published on May 30, 2014

Chad Joins Development Gateway's Aid Management Family

Development Gateway is delighted to welcome Chad to the global Aid Management Program family. Chad marks our 24th AMP country, our 16th African partner government, and another of our 20+ UNDP-...

Published on May 27, 2014

MapAfrica: African Development Bank Looks to Institutionalize Geocoding

This post was originally published on The AidData Blog: The First Tranche. Today, the African Development Bank (AfDB) released MapAfrica – a dynamic online platform that will enable citizens,...

Published on May 21, 2014

South-South Cooperation: A Honduran Case Study

Development Finance open data has quickly become a hot topic for large international groups. The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), World Bank, and AidData (a partner of Development...

Published on May 05, 2014

MapAfrica: AfDB Geocoding for Greater Accountability

Geocoding (turning the location of development activities into coordinates that enable accurate placement on a map) has long been high on the agenda for those interested in the traceability of...

Published on February 11, 2014

Open Contracting: Creating Transparency Through Contract Data

In all countries, whether rich or poor, contracts are at the nexus of revenue generation, budget planning, resource management and the delivery of public goods. Open contracting refers to norms and...

Published on February 04, 2014

AidData 3.0 Data Portal Release Makes Development Finance More Intuitive

AidData, a research and innovation lab that seeks to improve development outcomes by making development finance data more accessible and actionable, released the 3.0 version of the aiddata.org...

Published on January 27, 2014

How are International Development Partners Supporting Timor-Leste?

Congratulations to the Government of Timor-Leste for releasing its Development Cooperation Report for 2012 using data from the Timor-Leste Aid Management Platform. Timor-Leste has long been at the...

Published on December 17, 2013

Announcing the Lao PDR AMP Public Portal

Development Gateway is proud to announce that the Government of the Lao PDR launched a public portal to its Aid Management Platform (AMP) on 18 November 2013. The Aid Management Platform is a...

Published on December 06, 2013

Malawi Public AMP Portal Launch Highlights Broader Shift Towards Openness and Transparency

Recently, the Government of Malawi launched a new public portal on foreign aid spending. The portal allows citizens, civil society members, development partners, government employees, and other...

Published on December 02, 2013

Development Gateway is a Grand Challenges Explorations Winner

Development Gateway is proud to announce that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Development Gateway, in conjunction with...

Published on November 21, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation Experts Needed

Development Gateway has a growing client demand for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, systems and services. To meet our clients' needs, we seek qualified mid to senior-level M&E...

Published on November 05, 2013

AidData 3.0: Making Development Finance More Intuitive

Development Gateway is proud to announce that AidData, a research and innovation lab that seeks to improve development outcomes by making development finance data more accessible and actionable,...

Published on October 29, 2013

Please Join Us for the AidData 3.0 Launch Event

Development Gateway is proud to invite you to a Global Transparency Week event: AidData 3.0 LaunchMore Data | New Tools | Better Insights Understanding development finance is about to become more...

Published on October 22, 2013

We Can Leverage Data Today for Better M&E Tomorrow

A few days ago, the Devex Impact blog featured, M&E 2.0: Using big data to kill white elephants, by Tim Docking about how development monitoring and evaluation practices need to accelerate to...

Published on September 10, 2013

Announcing a New CCAPS Dashboard to Explore Climate Security Vulnerability in Africa

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program today released the new CCAPS climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic,...

Published on September 04, 2013

CCAPS Dashboards Win Special Achievements in GIS Award

Development Gateway would like to congratulate our partner, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, for receiving the coveted Special Achievements in GIS (SAG) Award for its...

Published on July 29, 2013

DG Tech Series: How IATI Exchange Simplifies Translation of Aid Data to XML

Development Gateway is proud to announce the first implementation of the IATI Exchange software program to integrate Nepal's Aid Management Program (AMP) and Budget Management Information System (...

Published on July 03, 2013

Better Total Resource Management Using AMP Data in Nepal's Budget System

Staff in Nepal’s Ministry of Finance now has even more effective tools for budgeting and planning, thanks to a new link between their Aid Management Platform and the national budget system designed...

Published on July 02, 2013

AfDB Now Publishes Project-Level and Geocoded Data to IATI

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is now publishing its project-level data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The newly launched AfDB IATI feed includes geocoded data on all...

Published on July 02, 2013

Nepal Aid Management Platform Goes Public

Development Gateway is very pleased to partner with Nepal’s Ministry of Finance on the launch of the AMP Public Portal. This online portal publicizes all of the development assistance information...

Published on June 25, 2013

DG Tech Series: Why We Are Building Web Applications with Backbone and Require JavaScript

I'm Ionut Dobre and the evolution of browsers into powerful platforms is inspiring developers to write richer and more complex applications. The downside to this is of course that as the code becomes...

Published on May 23, 2013

How GPE is Enabling Dynamic Visualizations of Open Education Data

Development Gateway is very pleased to announce its successful involvement in the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) first data visualization venture. GPE is a unique partnership dedicated to...

Published on May 21, 2013