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

Lessons from Nepal: Data, Incentives, & Champions

This is the second post in a three-part series relaying the findings from a study of government data use in Nepal. Read the first post here. Why should a government official care about using data?...

Published on December 09, 2014

Meeting the Challenge of Open Data

Next week is our Annual Aid Management Program (AMP) Good Practices Workshop - and this year’s theme is “Meeting the Challenge of Open Data.” However, the “Data Revolution” is already underway, and...

Published on December 04, 2014

Scaling up South-South Cooperation

As attention shifts to the Sustainable Development Goals, Development Gateway reaffirms our decades-long commitment to facilitating South-South cooperation and urges the United Nations to ensure that...

Published on December 03, 2014

The Demand Side of the Data Revolution: Lessons from the Government of Nepal

The post-2015 development agenda calls for a “Data Revolution,” asserting that a worldwide commitment to providing more high-quality, open data is the key to sustained global development. We’re in...

Published on December 02, 2014

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