DG Publications Library

Data for Children Landscape Diagnostics

Over the past two years, DG has worked across seven countries and two regions to support the roll-out of UNICEF’s Data for Children Strategic Framework. This included developing country ecosystem diagnostics and strategic action plans for UNICEF Country Offices in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Lesotho, and Ethiopia; and for the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.

Below are the Data Landscape Diagnostics for the Philippines, Lesotho, and Ethiopia (Diagnostic Policy Brief), to support the smart demand, supply, and use of data.

Results Data Initiative White Papers

DG's recent white papers shares our thinking around smarter M&E investments to drive data use, gained from Results Data Initiative implementation.

The August 2018 paper, Understanding Data Use: Building M&E Systems that Empower Users, emphasizes how critical it is for decision makers to consider users’ decision space – from the institutional all the way to technical levels – in achieving data uptake.

The December 2018 paper, The Custom Assessment Landscaping Methodology (CALM): Balancing Accountability and Learning in M&E Systems, shares one approach for developing tools and processes that increase the utility and impact of data for decision-making. It also shares case studies from our work with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Malawi to provide an overview of how implementing CALM supports the design of more balanced M&E data systems.

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Implementation Reports

Below contains all of the findings from DG's June 2018 work partnering with Development Initiatives (DI) on IATI-AIMS (Aid Information Management Systems) integration, using UNICEF IATI data in Madagascar and Senegal country level systems.

Check out our blog post for more insight on the release of these reports, and Development Initiatives' parallel post as well! Additionally, the 2016 Use of IATI in Country Systems report fed directly into implementation of this work and the generation of these reports.

West Africa Open Contracting Assessment Project

In 2016-2017, DG and the Open Contracting Partnership spent several months studying open contracting readiness across West Africa. Working with the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK), we have published a series of open contracting scoping studies that provide comprehensive overviews of our findings.

Country reports aimed at assessing open contracting readiness:

Below is the Synthesis Report highlighting practical steps for encouraging open contracting implementation in these 5 countries and in Côte d’Ivoire, and an analysis of the view of the public markets in the 5 assessment countries from British and international businesses interests, conducted by IBLF Global.

Results Data Initiative Phase I Findings

An overview of the Results Data Initiative and the Phase I findings of our work:

In 2016, with our partners at the AidData Center for Development Policy, DG undertook three country studies exploring how development data influence decision-making in Timor-Leste, Honduras, and Senegal. The "Avoiding Data Graveyards" report details the findings of those studies.

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