“Good” Data and You

After the 2014 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, below are some key questions and takeaways on how open data, development finance, and diverse stakeholders mix: Why do we need to publish...

Published on October 20, 2014

We Need a Revolution!

The Independent Expert Advisory Group on the “Data revolution for development” is giving you only a few days to share your views on what a “revolution” should look like. So here’s your chance to be a...

Published on October 14, 2014

Coordinating UN Development Efforts for Better Results

One of the biggest challenges facing a complex entity like the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is how to coordinate efforts across the 32 agencies, departments, and programs that play a role...

Published on October 08, 2014

Applying M&E to the Open Data Movement

Since its very beginning, Development Gateway has been committed to open data initiatives, and without a doubt great strides have been made in open data acceptance and adoption. More and more...

Published on October 07, 2014

Harnessing the data revolution

What will it take to transform data and technology into improved development outcomes? The development community is abuzz with renewed energy and optimism following the call for a ‘data revolution’...

Published on October 02, 2014

M&E Tech Recap

Last week, Development Gateway participated in the M&E Tech Conference – moderating two panels and participating in a hands-on session. Below are highlights from each: How Can We Leverage Open...

Published on September 30, 2014

The Challenges of #Data4Impact

We often assume that more Open Data is better – but is it? Without a doubt, the production and use of data has added value for development practitioners, governments, and citizens. Accessible and...

Published on September 24, 2014

Open Contracting in Nepal: Could it be a game changer?

This is a modified version of a post originally published on Open Nepal’s blog, covering Nepal's forthcoming open contracting portal. No one would disagree with the fact that proactive disclosure of...

Published on September 19, 2014

South-South Cooperation: An Expanding Modality

In early May, we highlighted the importance of tracking South-South Cooperation (SSC), the exchange of financial and in-kind aid between developing countries. On the United Nations Day for South-...

Published on September 12, 2014

Test Driving the Open Contracting Data Standard

Development Gateway’s dgMarket was one of the first global e-procurement platforms. Since 2003, dgMarket has aggregated tender notices, contract awards and bidding documents from national governments...

Published on September 11, 2014

Peace in Numbers

For years, Big Data – enormous amounts of information from a variety of sources, covering a range of topics – has been recognized as a resource for evaluating the impact and benefit of development...

Published on September 04, 2014

Geocoding 101: A Behind the Scenes Look at Visualizing Aid and Development

I often get asked how AidData takes vast stores of development finance information and translates them into something that can be easily understood by the public. Last week, we published our geocoded...

Published on August 26, 2014

The Supply and Demand of Open Data

We are all familiar with the patterns of supply and demand. For many who are asked to supply open data, the question of demand is a bit more complex than one might initially think. Since the “open”...

Published on August 11, 2014

Following the Money: Haiti Tracks Donor Commitments to Fulfill their Aid Pledges

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, the international community pledged billions of dollars to support Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. The Government of Haiti has made significant strides...

Published on July 23, 2014

Making Citizen Feedback More Actionable in Uganda

As Jed Miller recently noted in The Guardian, making data available online doesn’t mean much on its own.  It is a necessary first step in the open data movement, but information is valuable only when...

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