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  • You Will Never Believe What Data Farce People Fall For! | Development Gateway
    in my definition of being data literate Starting with sensationalized headlines how many links have you clicked on that started similar to the title of this post these 12 points cover basic issues with data claims that we all will need to be aware of as data increasingly blankets our day to day such as knowing the difference between correlation and causation On the flip side it s increasingly important that media know how to how to interpret data well Not only because it is a valuable tool to tell a story but so that they can avoid making those same 12 data analysis pitfalls More and more journalism is moving into data visualization and analysis as outlined in this post about the media in Africa taking further advantage of the increasing amount of open data While important for data analyzers and data readers it s imperative to start off with good quality data ODI has launched a report about how the data available to development stakeholders and how it is insufficient for the needs of a world that seeks to eradicate poverty and the ways we might use new uses and forms of data to reach our goal 90

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/30/data-farce/ (2016-02-15)
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  • It's All About Relationships | Development Gateway
    enough education to become good teachers that the government isn t collecting and then spending enough money on education that the families have no way to make known that schools aren t working etc Like any good relationship it s not necessarily that a problem arises but how you work together to tackle the issue In a functioning system these different parts will work cohesively to overcome the problem In a dysfunctional system one or more parties pieces of the system makes it difficult to tackle the issue We could use very similar language to what often causes these problems in direct relationships and what causes the issues within the system It could be secret keeping lack of trust greed pride impatience blaming bickering controlling and unwillingness to compromise Instead we call them things like closed systems and processes corruption scapegoating and oppressive Owen gives a list of policies that make for good systems that can tackle problems well together To take the metaphor too far you might say they promote good communication and openness are supportive of citizens goals have a healthy give and take ratio and embrace creativity to overcome challenges These are some of the markers to

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/25/all-about-relationships/ (2016-02-15)
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  • You 'Ottawatch' This | Development Gateway
    in May Included is the OGP Explorer which is an interactive tool that allows you to compare the countries that have signed on to the OGP and if they are ahead late or not even trying to achieve their commitments That week also so the release of the African Development Bank s Africa Gender Equality Index which ranks countries on three different dimensions Women as producers economic equality women and human development access to health and education resources and women as active citizens and leaders equality in the law and representation in government The top five African countries overall are South Africa Rwanda Namibia Mauritius and Malawi Read the report to see how the top countries are making strides to strengthen gender equality The GovLab launched their Network of Innovators a way for us to all find each other Us being those of us who work in governance innovation and open data Almost like a mini LinkedIn the Network of Innovators should make it easier to find others who are experts in areas where we are seeking expertise for our projects programs and initiatives If you missed out on all the action in Ottawa catch up by watching the webcasted

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/18/you-ottawatch-this/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    of organizations and Governments for an event entitled Financing the Future In essence the purpose of this event was to collect feedback and share thoughts on the the zero draft of the Financing for Development FfD outcome document which hit during the event Continue reading Come say Hi at the Innovation Fair April 22 2015 Taryn Davis innovation Today is the final day of the Cartagena Data Festival which is bringing together various types of stakeholders to discuss in person the topics and issues around the data revolution that we have all been talking about in our offices and online Continue reading Government of Nepal Uses AMP Data to Set New Aid Policies April 21 2015 Paige Kirby aid management Since 2010 the Government of Nepal has been maintaining an Aid Management Platform AMP an effective tool for enhancing transparency and accountability in managing foreign aid in Nepal Through an annual Development Cooperation Report DCR Nepal s Ministry of Finance draws on AMP data to offer government officials donors and the public an overall view of aid trends in country as well as a series of recommendations for better targeting future development assistance Continue reading Meet You in Cartagena April 16 2015 Paige Kirby innovation Next week Development Gateway will be attending the Cartagena Data Festival an event bringing together development partners technical implementers and civil society organizations to help solve critical gaps in coverage access and analysis of data Continue reading The Gambia joins Development Gateway s Aid Management Family April 14 2015 Paige Kirby Development Gateway is delighted to welcome The Gambia to the global Aid Management Program AMP family joining over 25 countries worldwide dedicated to better tracking and managing aid flows The Gambia is our 17th African partner government and joins 20 UNDP supported AMP implementations

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page7/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Data is a Means to Progress, Not an End | Development Gateway
    leaving millions without data to back up their claims and to lay the truth out means no proving power So when a new study Data Deprivation Another Deprivation to End says that 77 countries are lacking of such data this isn t something to ignore The International Budget Partnership highlights how part of this data that needs to be publicly available is development finance and government budgets both of which is data that has been created but is often not readily available in readable formats By readable they mean two things a machine readable version and an every day citizen readable narrative about the budget to make it truly accessible for all stakeholders Along with IBP several key stakeholders in the data revolution gathered at the Cartagena Data Festival in April There was a lot of enthusiasm around figuring out how to make the revolution an actuality and a lot of discussions that are sure to be continued post festival It also saw the launch of several important reports such as Paris 21 s Road Map for a Country led Data Revolution and ODI s Data Revolution Finding the Missing Million If you re a visual learner then definitely check

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/11/data-is-means-to-progress/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Fostering a Data Ecosystem | Development Gateway
    ecosystems are a group of organisms defined by a network of interactions In the international realm a data ecosystem can also be defined as a network of interactions with governments organizations and individuals variously producing and using development information Keeping with this biological analogy the organisms in our data ecosystem are dynamic entities the data ecosystem is not binary but dynamic in which all actors produce and use data for decision making This is especially true for government actors While easy to accept as producers of data it can be easy to overlook the numerous government officials who also use data to make impactful policy decisions To foster a stronger data ecosystem Development Gateway continues to engage with governments to support country ownership of data for better decision making with international organizations dedicated to improving data interoperability and uptake and with innovative initiatives that work to close the feedback loop between governments and citizens However our focus is not only an external one as Development Gateway s 2012 2014 Annual Report shows DG has come a long way over the past three years a refreshed website offers a visual representation of this evolution As the world looks ahead to post

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/09/fostering-data-ecosystem/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Antarctica Heats Up, While Tanzania Freezes Data Publication | Development Gateway
    the future of our children what if they can t have quinoa and lists five ways infographics included that we can decrease carbon emissions But don t worry there will be cassava which is less picky when it comes to climate and heat because isn t it really the food that we all care about While we have some good news that certain dry areas of the world are becoming greener recent research shows that not every plant is equal when it comes to climate control At the hyper local level some forests have an overall cooling affect while others have an overall warming effect though it varies during the season think warms in the winter and cools in the summer In addition to Kim s acclamation 30 European Mayors have joined forces to reduce at least 40 of their greenhouse gases by 2030 But it s not just Western countries who are pushing forward on these efforts It s estimated that approximately 6 4 trillion will be spent on clean technology in developing countries specifically That s not an amount to be ignored But because we are still largely reliant on traditional energy sources news that Tanzania has found natural gas off shore the country is pretty big news for them So how will they be able to avoid the resource curse that so often lurks around the corner of resource rich countries CGD is asking the same question in their poll and discussed it in a recent podcast Time will tell how Tanzania is able to handle the new found riches but much is currently being told about Tanzanian governance as Parliament decides to limit what can be told A recent law passed that limits any statistics being published in the country to official data released from the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/06/02/antarctica-heats-up/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Talking Open Data and Fiscal Transparency at IODC 2015 | Development Gateway
    panels over the next couple of days covering a broad range of data types and transparency experiences These sessions will include Data Education Today 11 00 12 15 As the name implies this session will explore how open data helps to build better education systems around the world We will be highlighting the success of Open Schools Kenya OSK a partnership between GroundTruth Initiative Map Kibera DG Feedback Labs and the Gates Foundation OSK data is collected and updated by citizens of Kibera making it one of the first living datasets about education To date the initiative has received widespread acclaim from parents teachers civil society the government and development partners Data Fiscal Transparency Today 13 30 15 30 This session s focus is exploring how open data allows citizens to follow the money For DG this topic brings to mind two very important questions Is open aid data having the impact we all once thought it would and What needs to happen to make this data really useful for governments donors and citizens We look forward to talking openly about our experiences with Aid Management Program AMP public portals partnering with data info mediaries and the ongoing process of

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/05/28/talking-open-data/ (2016-02-15)
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