Delivering data and digital solutions for international development.

We build upon nearly two decades of technical expertise to develop tools, processes, and custom analyses to help partners achieve results. DG makes development data easier to gather, access, use, and understand.

We have nearly two decades of experience across more than 70 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Our clients and partners are key players in the data and international development space.

Across Effective Service Delivery, Total Resource Management, and Data Strategy and Policy, DG takes a decision-focused approach to the use of data and evidence.

In each area, we use a combination of our tested methods in building digital technology tools, providing advisory services on data use, and applied research. We work to document our impact, capture lessons learned, and translate those lessons into relevant inputs to global policy discussions.

Vision and Mission Statement

Our Vision

We envision a world in which institutions listen and respond to the needs of their constituents; are accountable; and are efficient in targeting and delivering services that improve lives.

Our Mission

We support the use of data, technology, and evidence to create more effective, open, and engaging institutions.

Our History

Nearly 20 years ago, Development Gateway began as an idea within the World Bank: “How can we leverage the power of the internet to understand who is doing what where, and to what effect?"

DG has pursued this mission in three distinct waves:

  • 2000-2008: After a period of incubation within the World Bank, DG was spun off and began creating global public goods. During this period, DG developed and piloted the Aid Management Platform in Ethiopia and 13 additional countries.
  • 2009-2013: DG shifted focus toward country systems, and data visualization. AMP scaled from a few countries to nearly 25, and DG learned how to effectively engage with and provide support to governments. DG cofounded AidData with William and Mary and Brigham Young universities, creating a core competency of partnering with researchers to bridge the academic-policy divide.
  • 2014-2017: One of the first ICT4D organizations to show dissatisfaction  with the level of data and technology uptake, DG sought  to more deeply understand data use. Embedded in our technology programming, and in stand-alone research initiatives, we began leveraging what we’d learned, to explore how and why data was -- or wasn’t -- being used.

We’ve built on research methods from our academic partners, combined with our practical experience implementing technical tools, and the deep trust we’d gained working with countries.  Each project and partnership was an opportunity to learn about barriers to data uptake and try to improve it. This iterative approach -- continually incorporating new techniques to drive actual data use in each project -- has set DG apart from other purely technical providers. It has allowed us to develop an applied research portfolio and prioritize bigger picture thinking, translating on-the-ground learnings into policy-relevant messages.

Partnerships

Governments

  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Organizations

  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Athena Infonomics
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Brigham Young University
  • The College of William & Mary
  • DataVision International
  • The Development Initiative
  • Development Initiatives
  • DEXIS Consulting Group
  • EITI Secretariat
  • ESRI
  • European Commission
  • Forcier Consulting
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK)
  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development
  • Fund For Shared Insight
  • GlobalGiving
  • IMC Worldwide
  • Institute of Development Studies
  • The International Solutions Group
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Keystone Accountability
  • Management Frontiers
  • MasterCard Foundation
  • NESTA
  • OECD
  • Open Contracting Partnership
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • Plan International
  • Reboot
  • Research Trust Limited
  • Results for Development Institute
  • Social Impact
  • UK Department for International Development
  • United Nations Development Group
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Children's Fund
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • US Agency for International Development
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The World Bank Group
  • Young African Leaders Initiative

GPSDD supports data-driven decision-making by catalyzing more open, new, and usable data to help end extreme poverty, combat climate change, and ensure a healthy life for all. DG is a Champion.

InterAction is an alliance organization of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), that enables members and partners to mobilize, enhance their impact, align common interests, build community, and promote learning and innovation. DG is a Member.

IATI aims to make information about aid and development spending easier to access, use and understand. DG is a member of the Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group.

A research and innovation lab which seeks to make development information open, accessible, and useful for decision makers. DG is a co-founder.

The home and community gathering point for open government groups and activities in the Washington, DC area. DG is a co-founder.

A consortium of organizations committed to making governments, NGOs, and donors more responsive to their constituents. DG is a co-founder.

Catalin Andrei

United States of America

Julian Eduardo de Anquin

Argentina

Marina Baralo

Argentina

Mauricio Federico Bertoli

Argentina

Daniel Oliva Bianco

Argentina

Alex Boakye

Ghana

Carmen Cañas

Spain

Viorel Chihai

Moldova

Octavian Ciubotaru

Moldova

Diego Andres Dimunzio

Argentina

Sebastian Dimunzio

Argentina

Ionut Dobre

Romania

Brian Hammond

United Kingdom

Gabriel Inchauspe

Argentina

Mark Irura

Kenya

Galina Kalvatcheva

United States of America

Lilit Karapetyan

Armenia

Urmila Malvadkar

United States of America

Nadejda Mandrescu

Moldova

Anya Marshall

United States of America

Anush Martirosyan

Armenia

Liliana Mercado

Argentina

Gerald Mutuhu

Kenya

Sergiu Nagailic

Moldova

Monicah Njonjo

Kenya

Ousseynou Ngom

Senegal

Mihai Postelnicu

Romania

Vanessa Baudin Sanchez

Senegal

Alexei Savca

Moldova

Owen Scott

Kenya

Susan Stout

United States of America

Llanco Talamantes

United States of America

Marina Tolchinsky

Djibouti

Abdoulaye Diatta

United States

Fatoumata Cisse

Senegal

Nesit Abedje

Côte d’Ivoire

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