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

Malawi Public AMP Portal Launch Highlights Broader Shift Towards Openness and Transparency

Recently, the Government of Malawi launched a new public portal on foreign aid spending. The portal allows citizens, civil society members, development partners, government employees, and other...

Published on December 02, 2013

Development Gateway is a Grand Challenges Explorations Winner

Development Gateway is proud to announce that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Development Gateway, in conjunction with...

Published on November 21, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation Experts Needed

Development Gateway has a growing client demand for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, systems and services. To meet our clients' needs, we seek qualified mid to senior-level M&E...

Published on November 05, 2013

AidData 3.0: Making Development Finance More Intuitive

Development Gateway is proud to announce that AidData, a research and innovation lab that seeks to improve development outcomes by making development finance data more accessible and actionable,...

Published on October 29, 2013

Please Join Us for the AidData 3.0 Launch Event

Development Gateway is proud to invite you to a Global Transparency Week event: AidData 3.0 LaunchMore Data | New Tools | Better Insights Understanding development finance is about to become more...

Published on October 22, 2013

We Can Leverage Data Today for Better M&E Tomorrow

A few days ago, the Devex Impact blog featured, M&E 2.0: Using big data to kill white elephants, by Tim Docking about how development monitoring and evaluation practices need to accelerate to...

Published on September 10, 2013

Announcing a New CCAPS Dashboard to Explore Climate Security Vulnerability in Africa

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program today released the new CCAPS climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic,...

Published on September 04, 2013