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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    a Sustainable 2030 February 02 2016 Jean Louis Sarbib This post is excerpted from Development Gateway s quarterly newsletter Continue reading Openness in Fragile Environments The art of the possible January 28 2016 Chris Underwood How do you adapt open government approaches to countries that are prone to violence emerging from conflict Continue reading Are Results Data from Government M E Systems Effectively Collected Analyzed and Used January 26 2016 EPAR results data Monitoring evaluation M E systems are designed to serve at least two purposes Continue reading RDI Takeaways from First Ghana Country Visit January 20 2016 Susan Stout results data Every day governments development partners and civil society leaders make a multitude of decisions about how to allocate monitor and evaluate development assistance Continue reading Development Gateway 2015 Annual Report January 12 2016 Paige Kirby Development Gateway is proud to announce the digital publication of its 2016 Annual Report Continue reading Closing the Evidence Gap January 07 2016 Paige Kirby Every day governments development partners and civil society leaders make a multitude of decisions about how to allocate monitor and evaluate development assistance Continue reading Are Government M E Systems Effectively Institutionalized and Coordinated January 05 2016 EPAR

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  • Information Management | Development Gateway
    collaboratively developed Aid Management Program AMP includes a robust software application as well as technical institutional and policy support Implemented in over 25 countries around the world the program has a strong track record in strengthening local financial ownership facilitating resource management and opening up aid information to the public Learn more about the program dgMarket One of the largest e procurement portals in the world providing access to tender

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/expertise/information-management/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Data Uptake | Development Gateway
    undertaking diagnosis of the global results data ecosystem to identify the best ways to improve the quality and utility of results data in the health and agriculture sectors Read more about this initiative International Aid Transparency Initiative A member of the Steering Committee and TAG since 2011 DG is working to promote wider adoption of the IATI Standard to improve the quality of data published and is iterating on a

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  • Openness & Engagement | Development Gateway
    Study Open Schools Kenya An initiative to engage with the community of Kibera to collect and combine citizen and government sourced data convert this information into an interactive and accessible format and provide a feedback mechanism for parents and teachers to improve education opportunities Open Schools Kenya is a joint project of GroundTruth Initiative Map Kibera DG Feedback Labs and the Gates Foundation Feedback Labs Co founded by Development Gateway

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/expertise/openness-engagement/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Are Government and Development Partner M&E Systems Effectively Aligned and Harmonized? | Development Gateway
    weaken government demand for M E and increase overall M E costs As discussed in previous posts separate donor systems can also limit the availability of trained staff for government M E systems Among the 42 systems reviewed evidence suggests that 11 are actively working to align government and donor M E systems and reduce redundancies For instance donors in Senegal decreased parallel PIUs by 80 between 2007 and 2010 and coordinated about half of their country analysis with donors Harmonization efforts were found in thirteen systems but with some remaining challenges In another 12 seven of which are HIV AIDS M E systems donors and governments continue to have separate M E systems with little evidence of increasing harmonization Donors sometimes provide technical support for M E systems to improve aid effectiveness including strategic guidance for developing and implementing M E systems funding for research and evaluation and technical training and capacity building for government data collection and analysis Donors provide technical support for M E implementation to a large majority of the systems reviewed 32 of 42 For example Mali s system organizes donor groups into different sectors to coordinate technical and financial assistance including building national capacity on data collection publishing annual action plans and funding a large portion of data collection and analysis Similarly in Benin both the government and development partners carry out evaluations Figure 1 Alignment of donor and country M E systems Mutual Accountability Sharing of M E Information Mutual accountability refers to the joint responsibility between donors and aid recipient countries for implementing managing and evaluating aid A 2010 survey for the Development Cooperation Forum finds that recipient countries which have high mutual accountability with donors report improved national development strategies increased emphasis on results monitoring and evaluation and greater prioritization of spending needs EPAR bases its assessment of mutual accountability among the 17 national systems on the OECD s report on effective development cooperation which outlines five criteria for mutual accountability 1 joint aid partnership policies for development goals 2 specific targets for development goals 3 periodic joint assessments of progress towards the targets 4 non executive stakeholder involvement in reviews and assessments and 5 publicly available results in joint reviews Nine of 17 general national systems rate high for mutual accountability meeting at least four of the OECD criteria Rwanda s general national system for example meets all five criteria and includes a Common Performance Assessment Framework and Donor Performance Assessment Framework for donors to review government actions and vice versa Four systems meet two or three criteria and rate medium for mutual accountability while one system South Africa meets just one criterion and rates low Mutual accountability among the 25 sector specific health agriculture and HIV AIDS M E systems is assessed based on case studies For example the Mozambique Health M E system rates high based on evidence that they have developed a global partnership agreement and conduct regular mutual assessments For the majority of these systems 15

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  • The Art of Data Science | Development Gateway
    make strategic program management decisions and track performance over time Premise leverages a mobile app that allows citizens across 30 countries to upload macroeconomic indicator data intermingles analytical techniques such as crowdsourcing machine learning and statistical analysis to provide donors and financial institutions the data they need to make more informed investment decisions MONITOR GIS allows USAID Colombia staff to visualize and interact with indicator funding and statistical data to improve reporting and programmatic outputs and BAH s Sailfish platform uses drag and drop tools and an answers on demand service to enable users from all technical levels to benefit from data science fundamentals like data querying machine learning and statistical visualization To conclude the presentations DG shared takeaways from the Results Data Initiative s crosswalk to illuminate how data science can bridge complex analytical methods and on the ground needs Throughout the day attendees had the chance to share their thoughts and engage with the subject matter expert presenters about the present and future of data science Key takeaways from this dialogue included All organizations no matter how well developed their data science teams face logistical and bureaucratic challenges to obtaining data at disaggregated levels They also struggle to recruit individuals with the technical and statistical knowledge to both analyze these data and apply an understanding of how to reach non technical audiences in order to visualize and describe these data effectively As such forming support networks investing in internal team building and fostering partnerships with stakeholders is key to successfully managing data science efforts In spite of these logistical complications the body of micro and macro level data is vast and continues to grow rapidly as the public private and nonprofit sectors have grown to appreciate the value of robust data collection Furthermore there is an increasing repository

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  • Towards a Sustainable 2030 | Development Gateway
    have learned from our own experience one of the keys to effective cooperation is open communication between stakeholders from both similar and diverse backgrounds Only by breaking down self made silos can we encourage new ideas and solutions to shared problems Organizationally DG will continue to co create tools for impactful outcomes Our new partnership with the EITI Secretariat seeks to improve public understanding of extractives data for better accountability

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  • Careers | Development Gateway
    Excellence and professionalism Respect Small Yet International There are approximately 25 employees based in Washington D C and Brussels plus technical and program consultants in a number of countries Staff and consultants have backgrounds in technology economics international development project management business and more They are a very international group speaking over 20 languages Development Gateway also employs qualified interns on a regular basis Some are sponsored by donors academic

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