archive-org.com » ORG » D » DEVELOPMENTGATEWAY.ORG

Total: 350

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • A World that Counts vs. A World that Hides | Development Gateway
    lab While all positive steps I feel the most important part was the one that didn t receive any sort of catchy network partnership group improving the capacity of stakeholders within governments and organizations to be able to gather display analyze and integrate data themselves which would spur economic growth enable data based decision making where it is most important start to decrease that inequality the report talks about while achieving the rest of the goals the report lays out Interestingly enough Mark Malloch Brown former UN Deputy Secretary General who helped draft the MDGs said recently that the goals were meant as a way to measure success in serving the poor not the prescription for spending western aid that they became He goes on to focus on the importance of building an empowered but regulated private sector for true development to take place Transparency International would highlight the need for these countries to be transparent in order to fight corruption Their recently released report Transparency in Corporate Reporting notes the lackluster effort most companies are putting into being more transparent And we all agree how important transparency is A guest post on Oxfam s From Poverty to Power blog

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/26/a-world-that-counts-vs-a-world-that-hides/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Uganda's Development Information Goes Public | Development Gateway
    Friday that the system is part of Government s commitment to transparency accountability and aid effectiveness providing in depth and up to date information on how external support is being used to drive social and economic development across the country Featuring all ongoing on budget projects since Fiscal Year 2007 08 as well as a geocoded map that reveal s stories about aid that might otherwise be difficult to observe

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/21/ugandas-development-information-goes-public/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • AMP 2.10: A New Frontier | Development Gateway
    project and covariate i e poverty levels educational levels information It will be easier for partner governments to train staff to geocode projects and visualize government statistics Open API While AMP has always been built using largely open source components the new modules being built in 2 10 and beyond will go one step further We will make the full code for GIS dashboards public portal and other AMP modules available as open source applications on GITHub starting in early 2015 This is part of a larger effort to make the entire AMP platform an open source application which any interested organization could use for its data management and visualization needs Streamlined Maintenance and Inputs The DG technical team has trimmed down the back end code making ongoing maintenance easier and made tweaks to the analytics and activity dashboards to make the system more modern and intuitive A brief AMP History The Aid Management Program was created nearly 10 years ago in response to the 2003 Rome Declaration on Aid Harmonization and adapted to the 2005 Paris Declaration for Aid Effectiveness and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action Developed in collaboration with the OECD World Bank UNDP and the governments of Ethiopia and India AMP includes a robust software application Aid Management Platform as well as technical institutional and policy support Implemented in over 25 countries around the world AMP has a strong track record in strengthening local financial ownership facilitating resource management and opening up aid information to the public Opening AMP data has been ramped up over the past few years by geocoding resource information and making those maps public across several countries often in collaboration with our AidData partners and USAID s Higher Education Solutions Network HESN Why Revamp a Working System Through lasting relationships with AMP

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/13/amp-210-a-new-frontier/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Fighting Ebola, One Data Entry at a Time | Development Gateway
    deaths If only we could focus our apprehension into finding ways to better combat humanitarian crises such as this Here s one way we can work to improve responses Every disaster struggles with the effort it takes to manage track and effectively deploy and coordinate the large amount of support that comes in to handle the crisis It was true in Haiti and in a myriad other situations The Ebola crisis is no different NextGov TechInsider talks about how A cohesive and well developed open data preparedness framework allows for the most accurate and necessary information to be distributed promptly in the wake of a disaster facilitating expedient communication between all affected parties CGD pointed out that even though UN OCHA s Financial Tracking service publishes donor contributions to fighting Ebola the numbers seem to fall short of what has been reported via the news Again this points out the need for better information on donor contributions during humanitarian crises Such information could help overwhelmed and overstressed governments better manage the many efforts of those trying to help and potentially avoid the errors that can come with too many cooks in the kitchen When trying to figure out which cooks are in the kitchen Aptivate recently added contract data from Development Gateway s dgMarket to make the interactive TradeMapper which allows you to see where countries are contracting from While just a proof of concept right now it shows the potential of contracting data But when is data most useful When it allows people and organizations to make better more informed decisions to improve efficacy improve results and improve lives One such example is how a little data science allowed the microfinance organization Zidisha to reduce the number of fraudulent loan applicants This not only decreases the waste of money

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/12/fighting-ebola-one-data-entry-at-a-time/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Helping New EU Member States Fulfill Busan Commitments | Development Gateway
    to limited manpower financial and technical resources In response to these challenges Development Gateway partnered with the European Commission to create a scalable software tool EU DEVFIN This software is now deployed across ten countries Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Latvia Lithuania Malta Poland Romania and Slovenia Based in Ministries of Foreign Affairs the platform allows officials to easily track and report ODA and can generate on demand reports and

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/11/helping-new-eu-member-states-fulfill-busan-commitments/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • One Small Step for Development | Development Gateway
    the development community has made in embracing methods to promote such tenets we know that we are still not quite there yet However we are getting closer USAID recently announced the release of an open data policy the Automated Directives System 579 Don t let that number confuse you this is the first time USAID has had an open data policy and it starts out strong by requiring all USAID staff and implementing partners submit all datasets generated with USAID funding be submitted in machine readable format to the Development Data Library The release mentions that USAID is committed to treating its data not simply as an output of Agency efforts but as precious development capital that can best serve the global good when widely shared USAID isn t the only one making strides to improve practices DFID developed the Smart Rules this year to make their operating framework more principles based increase ownership and engagement across DFID remove generic mandatory compliance tasks you can almost hear the shout of Woohoo for that one simplifying the mandatory rules they can t get rid of creating space for frontline staff to be innovative take risks and adapt to realities on the ground That last part is so important and goes along with making actors feel ownership and engagement in the process and unfortunately is not often standard Right along with these trends within organizations is the ODI s series of events focused on doing development differently They have created a Storify about the series so far and you can follow the twitter hashtag differentdev to follow along As we make progress it s important to remember that not everything will turn out exactly how we picture it and we might not immediately achieve the goals and dreams we work so hard

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/06/one-small-step-for-development/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • A New Kind of Transit Dashboard | Development Gateway
    economic efficiency and expansion High quality interconnected roads and ports can make the transportation of goods easier and boost domestic productivity Logistics remains one of the strategic challenges to improve competitiveness for Latin America and the Caribbean as identified by the OECD To develop optimization solutions a key step is to ensure decision makers have access to open complete timely and understandable data Development Gateway is proud to have worked with the Inter American Development Bank on a new Logistics Data Portal for Latin America and the Caribbean This portal aggregates news projects and articles published by the IADB on transportation and infrastructure information from countries across the region The site also features a robust dashboard displaying a variety of information such as scope of rail auto and maritime transport as well as energy costs government investment and national purchasing power parity Published onto maps dispersion graphs and tables and downloadable in machine readable formats XLS and PDF this data will provide a more complete picture of transit data across the region The ability to download this information freely and openly will also allow users to mash this data with other sets to perform analysis and to make more informed

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/11/04/a-new-kind-of-transit-dashboard/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Preventing a Zombie(Tech) Apocalypse | Development Gateway
    solutions to overarching questions and challenges Rather zombie projects are projects which attack the low hanging fruit in answering a societal political problem but do not add any added value in addressing these issues As the panelists at the BBL said these projects are usually dead before they are live Digital strategist Jed Miller provided a 3 step approach to successfully ward off zombie infestation All jokes aside his point of hide reverberated strongly with everyone His recommendation of hiding wasn t in the literal sense but rather that we need actively to support innovative development that usually goes on the side rather than incorporated into the actual design and development of tech projects Sam Harper from Taoti Creative further emphasized that point that design of tech projects shouldn t be created in a vacuum nor should be rigid rather agile and iterative design should be promoted and used as much as possible At Development Gateway we re trying to actively address these challenges in our day to day work From incorporating design thinking into our qualitative research as well as developing our tools agilely we re taking the first step to trying to survive the tech World War Z

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2014/10/31/preventing-a-zombietech-apocalypse/ (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive



  •