Minerva Initiative examines relationship between aid and conflict

Foreign aid dollars promote peace and security – or do they? This is the fundamental tenet underlying huge amounts of development financing, driven by studies showing that higher household wealth can...

Published on March 26, 2015

A New Development Gateway

Development Gateway is proud to announce the publication of its 2012-2014 Annual Report! As the letter from Board Chair Mary O'Kane illustrates: The global development conversation has evolved...

Published on March 24, 2015

A Data Revolution from the Inside Out

The eight Millennium Development Goals are targeted for completion in 2015, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the world’s new targets. These SDGs necessitate a “Data Revolution,”...

Published on March 19, 2015

IATI and Country Systems: Data Evaluation Methodology

Last week, we shared big-picture challenges and opportunities our team identified when evaluating IATI data for country-level integration. In this post, we will explain in more detail our data...

Published on March 17, 2015

IATI and Country Systems: Data Evaluation Results

Earlier this year, we announced a new partnership between Development Gateway and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to integrate IATI and Aid Management Platform (...

Published on March 12, 2015

A Call to Do More with Data

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, AidData co-hosted a consultation event at the OpenGov Hub with U.S. Department of State's Foreign Assistance Resources office, the U.S. Agency for International Aid...

Published on March 10, 2015

Launch of Open Schools Kenya

Parents, teachers, governments, and social welfare organizations all want to provide children with the best education possible. In most places, these groups work together to allocate resources, build...

Published on March 05, 2015

Liberating 35 Years of USAID Experience

Since the introduction of a US Open Data Policy in 2013, domestic agencies - particularly in the foreign assistance sector - have made great strides in opening up their financial, programmatic, and...

Published on March 03, 2015

A Message from Data Intermediaries

This post continues coverage of breakout sessions held at the 7th Annual Aid Management program Good Practices Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal. While we’ve covered the demand side of data, it’s...

Published on February 26, 2015

Aid information matters for U.S. citizens, too – transparency efforts and domestic audiences

This January, a newly elected U.S. Congress took the stage, bringing up the question of how it will shape U.S. foreign assistance discussions in 2015. The US Global Leadership Coalition’s Liz Schayer...

Published on February 24, 2015

Remittances – What’s Next?

Why do remittances matter? ODA has modestly increased over the past few decades; however, since the late 1990s officially recorded remittance flows have outpaced assistance – in 2013, by more than...

Published on February 19, 2015

Launching a Geospatial Data Revolution

In part 1, we took stock of progress made and missing pieces to flesh fully the data revolution. With that in mind, what are some of the major challenges for the development community in launching a...

Published on February 17, 2015

DataRev Round-Up

A recent ODI paper focused on what ‘localizing’ might be applied in the post-2015 agenda. With the exception of a few broad considerations, it depends on the local context. It’s an important phrase...

Published on February 13, 2015

Staging a Geospatial Data Revolution

(This is part 1 of a two-part series on the role of sub-national data and country systems in the Data Revolution. Part 1 discusses the progress made during the MDG process and what challenges are...

Published on February 11, 2015

Notes from the Field: Geocoding Aid Data in DRC

Development Gateway, through its partnership with AidData, recently concluded the first phase of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network-funded geocoding work in collaboration with the Democratic...

Published on February 05, 2015

A Roadmap for AMP Sustainability

Working toward a self-sustainable Aid Management Program is among the highest priorities of Development Gateway. We believe that an AMP has the best chance of longevity when the government has the...

Published on February 03, 2015

Fostering a “Data Culture”

This post continues coverage of breakout sessions held at the 7th Annual Aid Management program Good Practices Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the crux of the Data Revolution is an increased use...

Published on January 29, 2015

Ensuring Data Works Where it Counts: IATI and Country Systems

Recently, we discussed the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s data publication and quality “tipping point”: per the IATI Secretariat, seven of the top ten development partners (DPs) in most...

Published on January 27, 2015

Setting your Data-lutions for 2015

It’s a new year and you probably have your resolutions picked out, and maybe have already given up on one or two of them. Well it’s not too late to add to the list (or replace the unsuccessful). We...

Published on January 22, 2015

Leveraging Data to Reshape Relationships

In December 2014, Development Gateway hosted the 7th Annual Aid Management Program Good Practices Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal. This event brought together representatives from over ten countries for...

Published on January 20, 2015

The Next Five Years: Replacing "Build Back Better" with a Cycle of Constructive Communication

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. While the disaster has faded from the news cycle, the Government of Haiti, donor agencies, and citizens are still...

Published on January 12, 2015

Open Contracting for Open Development: Insights and Applications

“If your mother gives you $10 to go to the store to buy a bottle of milk, you have to show her, 'Here is the milk and here is the change.' Likewise, we are obliged to show taxpayers exactly what we...

Published on January 06, 2015

Open Contracting: Going Granular for Increased Transparency and Accountability

Knowing where aid projects are located is important for making smart allocation and evaluation decision - but to know what is actually happening on the ground, you can’t stop there. Typically,...

Published on December 30, 2014

Lessons from Nepal: Getting government data to everyone else

This is the third (and final) post in a three-part series relaying the findings from a study of government data use in Nepal. Read the first post and second post. One of our most interesting study...

Published on December 16, 2014

Live from Nepal at #AMPWS2014

This week, Development Gatewayand the Government of Nepal have been hosting the 7th Annual Aid Management Program Good Practices Workshop. Below are the opening remarks from DG CEO Jean-Louis Sarbib...

Published on December 12, 2014