Financing the Future 2015: Some Hits and Misses on the Future of Development Finance

A few weeks ago, an Overseas Development Institute-led consortium of partners hosted a wide range of organizations and Governments for an event entitled “Financing the Future.” In essence, the...

Published on April 23, 2015

Come say Hi at the Innovation Fair!

Today is the final day of the Cartagena Data Festival, which is bringing together various types of stakeholders to discuss in person the topics and issues around the data revolution that we have all...

Published on April 22, 2015

Government of Nepal Uses AMP Data to Set New Aid Policies

Since 2010, the Government of Nepal has been maintaining an Aid Management Platform (AMP), an “effective tool for enhancing transparency and accountability in managing foreign aid in Nepal.” Through...

Published on April 21, 2015

Meet You in Cartagena

Next week, Development Gateway will be attending the Cartagena Data Festival – an event bringing together development partners, technical implementers, and civil society organizations to help solve “...

Published on April 16, 2015

The Gambia joins Development Gateway’s Aid Management Family

Development Gateway is delighted to welcome The Gambia to the global Aid Management Program (AMP) family, joining over 25 countries worldwide dedicated to better tracking and managing aid flows. The...

Published on April 14, 2015

MOOCs, Maps, & Robots, Oh My!

The World Bank's Citizen Engagement MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is underway, and with it we’ll hopefully see a few new ideas and projects to further citizen engagement from those participating...

Published on April 09, 2015

Cultivating a "Data Culture" in the United States

A few weeks ago, the AidData Partnership co-hosted a consultation event at the OpenGov Hub with Department of State's Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance...

Published on April 07, 2015

Benefits of an Internal Data Culture

The United States made a big move when it announced DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist. Patil was at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference when Barack Obama announced the decision via video...

Published on April 02, 2015

Governments as Open Data Users: The Future of IATI

On March 19-20, the IATI Secretariat convened a Regional Workshop on Development Data and Usage. This event included 14 country governments from across Africa, as well as a handful of Ghanaian and...

Published on March 31, 2015

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