A World that Counts vs. A World that Hides

The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution has released their report, A World that Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, which...

Published on November 26, 2014

Learning our lessons as we shape the post 2015 "Data Revolution"

The United Nations IEAG report on mobilizing the Data Revolution for development, opens with this truism: "Without high-quality data providing the right information on the right things at the right...

Published on November 24, 2014

Uganda's Development Information Goes Public

Last week, the Ugandan Government made public its Development Assistance Management System, which tracks all external development assistance projects in the country. This system is a technical part...

Published on November 21, 2014

AMP 2.10: A New Frontier

As a technical-minded social enterprise, much of Development Gateway’s work involves partnering with governments to devise solutions to improve the effectiveness and transparency of their aid...

Published on November 13, 2014

Fighting Ebola, One Data Entry at a Time

Maybe it’s just me, but the hysteria over Ebola seems to be far greater than any other contagion-type scenario we’ve been through of late (or I’ve just become more cognizant of the fact that I’m a...

Published on November 12, 2014

Helping New EU Member States Fulfill Busan Commitments

Development Gateway is pleased to announce the launch of EU-DEVFIN, a platform that enhances official development assistance (ODA) reporting capacity for new European Union (EU) member states. At...

Published on November 11, 2014

One Small Step for Development

The voices that yell “aid is broken” are varied, and while you may or may not agree with that full statement, there is definitely room for improvement. As an example, a rather in-depth article on the...

Published on November 06, 2014

A New Kind of Transit Dashboard

Logistics – broadly defined as the services and processes needed to move goods and services from production to consumption – is a cornerstone for economic efficiency and expansion. High-quality,...

Published on November 04, 2014

Preventing a Zombie(Tech) Apocalypse

As we celebrate today the spookiest holiday of the year – complete with zombies and vampire galore – we wanted to bring to light another sort of zombie invasion, one which has plagued the tech sector...

Published on October 31, 2014

Fostering South-South Connections at the AMP Good Practices Workshop

We at Development Gateway have had the privilege of working in 25 different countries through our Aid Management Program (AMP). These countries are spread throughout so many different regions – West...

Published on October 30, 2014

What's next for IATI

On World Development Information Day, DG reports on the future of the International Aid Transparency Initiative, a global campaign that encourages donors and governments to make aid information open...

Published on October 24, 2014

Cape Town Joins the Movement

On 25 September, the city of Cape Town explicitly recognized the importance of making city government data accessible to the public with the approval of an Open Data Policy. The policy lays out a...

Published on October 22, 2014

“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, authored by Anjesh Tuladhar. No one would disagree with the fact that proactive disclosure of public contracts by...

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