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  • Nepal Aid Management Platform Goes Public | Development Gateway
    2010 with support from UNDP DfID and Denmark AMP data have been used by the Government for a number of internal and external reports including the recent 2012 Development Cooperation Report AMP data have also been available to all development partners in order to foster better development transparency and coordination But now that AMP data are fully public government officials hope that media local governments civil society academia and concerned citizens will also use the data to further development efforts in Nepal The Nepal Public Portal is the first AMP to boast a fully populated map of development activities thanks to geocoding supported by AusAID and USAID The interactive map allows users to see who is doing what and where giving a better idea of where efforts are duplicated and where gaps in service delivery exist DG and the Government hope that these new geospatial data will prove useful for many development actors in Nepal Ministry of Finance Under Secretary Bhuban Karki AMP Manager noted that the Portal demonstrates the commitment of the Government of Nepal to aid transparency and the government s commitment to the people of Nepal to show how aid is being used and ensure public accountability

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/06/25/nepal-aid-management-platform-goes-public/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    08 2013 Wayan Vota Recently in Washington and London we participated in Citizen Voices a global conference on citizen engagement for enhanced development impact with the World Bank At both events there was much talk about the role of technology in empowering citizen feedback loops to improve development outcomes Continue reading Announcing the First Annual AidData Map Off with USAID April 04 2013 Wayan Vota AidData staff is engaging students at the College of William and Mary to put their geocoding and mapping skills to the test accepting USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah s challenge to inspire and support the next generation of development leaders Continue reading Dear Gov Citizen Engagement Videos Our Knight News Challenge Entry April 02 2013 Wayan Vota I am Taryn Davis and I ve entered Development Gateway into the Knight News Challenge with my Dear Gov idea We want to enable citizens of Nepal to interact with government by introducing them to mapped development projects within their community and develop a platform to display citizen feedback and 15 second Dear Gov videos layered with the mapped project info Continue reading AMP Direct Impact 2012 Laos Foreign Aid Implementation Report March 27 2013 Wayan Vota The Ministry of Planning and Investment of the Lao PDR released last week its annual Foreign Aid Implementation Report FAIR for the fiscal year 2011 2012 This year s FAIR is unique because it is the first FAIR report published by the Ministry to be comprised of Official Development Assistance ODA data entirely from the Aid Management Platform AMP Continue reading Transparency Accountability and Results at the 5th AMP Best Practices Workshop March 11 2013 Wayan Vota The AMP Best Practices Workshop Development Gateway s annual flagship event took place for the fifth consecutive year in December 2012 in Dakar Senegal Focusing

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page17/ (2016-02-15)
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  • DG Tech Series: Why We Are Building Web Applications with Backbone and Require JavaScript | Development Gateway
    the user the information with which they can interact clicking but the view is not too smart and it doesn t know what to do so it notifies the controller that an event a click occurred The Controller is the logical part of the application When the Controller takes notice of an event it changes the Model accordingly change which ends up influencing the View and so on Backbone JavaScript Backbone JS is a very light JavaScript library than can be used to organize big JavaScript projects rich web applications not just simple web pages The big advantage that this library offers is the possibility of using the MVC pattern it s more like a MV pattern because some of the Controller responsibilities are taken over by the View to structure the project s modules Traditionally a web application stores the data in to the DOM Document Object Model which is a bad idea because it doesn t respect the DRY Don t repeat yourself principle Let me give you an example of why you should use a Model to store you data suppose you have a web application which has different parts that should have the same data when the user makes an action and you update one of them you also have to remember to update all the related parts properly the problem with this kind of approach is not only to make sure you will remember which parts should be updated but also to make sure you don t forget any A View in Backbone JS is typically a visual representation of the data stored in Models Everything that is displayed in a page can be considered a View even the whole page itself could be a View that contains other Views In this way Backbone encourages developers to abstract the DOM manipulations into Views and to use events to change the Models The Controller in the Backbone terminology is called a Router because it lets you save the state of the application using hashbang URL To better understand this concept I will give a known example the Gmail application after you first log in you will see a list of emails that you can read or delete you can go to sent section or compose a new email and all of this happens in the background because the page isn t refreshed and there is no need for a new page to be rendered To build a Gmail application with Backbone JS we can use a Model to store the emails subject from content which Model is used by a View to display the emails to the user The View will listen for events for example the user can delete one of the emails and update the Model which in turn will refresh the View Now when the user switches between reading an email and viewing the inbox folder and then refreshes the page the user will expect to see the inbox folder and not the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/23/dg-tech-series-why-we-are-building-web-applications-with-backbone-and-require-javascript/ (2016-02-15)
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  • How GPE is Enabling Dynamic Visualizations of Open Education Data | Development Gateway
    reports is not easily accessible Comparing education results against national targets This past year a small team from GPE the World Bank Development Data Group DECDG and Development Gateway has worked hard to unearth this data and bring it to light The GPE Open Data project provides instant access to 29 country profiles and presents data from a large variety of documents These country profiles are unique as they compare actual education results against national targets and reveal whether or not the government and GPE partners have made progress in getting more children into school improving girls access to education or increasing the number of teachers All indicators are thoroughly referenced and refer back to the original sources Extensive notes and definitions also specify the context and if applicable the methodology used to capture the data You can browse 57 indicators in 6 education categories encompassing key elements of each country s education sector including domestic and external financing learning outcomes and aid effectiveness indicators All data is freely accessible and currently downloadable in Excel or PDF formats All data visualizations can be embedded and shared on a variety of social media channels GPE Open Data Project is an agent of change By putting data out in the open GPE partners signal how serious they are about meeting their commitments to ensure that education aid brings measurable results Free use and distribution of data brings change and helps improve performance and inform decision making It is also a powerful incentive to strengthen national statistical systems as inconsistencies and data deprived charts indicate information gaps and the need for country governments and their development partners to redouble their efforts to provide accurate data The GPE Open Data project is about encouraging and facilitating this ongoing dialogue among all education partners Developing

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/21/how-gpe-is-enabling-dynamic-visualizations-of-open-education-data/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Le Burkina Faso rend ses données publiques et lie la PGA à son système de gestion budgétaire | Development Gateway
    la PGA notamment aux partenaires techniques et financiers est de pouvoir leur permettre de transmettre directement en ligne et en temps réel les données sur l aide ce qui permettra à la DGCOOP de les publier sur une base trimestrielle Cette ouverture devrait également permettre non seulement de disposer des informations sur l exécution et les dépenses réelles qui jusque là ne sont pas entrées dans la PGA mais également de donner accès au public aux informations sur les projets financés par les différents partenaires au développement du Burkina Faso lui permettant ainsi de pouvoir évaluer l impact des financements sur le terrain L interfaçage entre la PGA et le CIFE qui est un outil comptable mis en place par l Etat burkinabè pour capter les flux d aide exécutés à travers le budget de l État a pour objectif de continuer à produire les analyses de l aide et notamment le Rapport sur la Coopération au Développement tout en évitant la double entrée des données dans le CIFE et dans la PGA Development Gateway encourage l ouverture et l accès public aux données rassemblées et produites par la PGA car l une des principales motivations derrière la publication de

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/16/le-burkina-faso-rend-ses-donnees-publiques-et-lie-la-pga-a-son-systeme-de-gestion-budgetaire/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The IFC Women’s Finance Hub is Powered by Zunia | Development Gateway
    discussions and collaborative groups who are involved in women entrepreneurship and address gaps in data promote collaboration in knowledge sharing and highlight innovation and best practices in expanding women s access to finance Women owned enterprises represent significant untapped economic potential said IFC s Vice President for Business Advisory Services Nena Stoiljkovic It will take much more than credit to unlock that potential It will also be necessary to expand

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/13/the-ifc-women-s-finance-hub-is-powered-by-zunia/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Le Togo produit son premier rapport sur l’aide grâce à la PGA | Development Gateway
    communication accrue autour de la PGA sur le plan national auprès des partenaires techniques et financiers des différents départements sectoriels et de tous les acteurs impliqués dans la gestion de l aide au Togo a permis de positionner le système comme un guichet unique pour toutes les informations sur l aide extérieure Des points focaux au sein des différentes agences ont été formés à l utilisation de la PGA et des ateliers de sensibilisation sur la PGA ont permis de produire un rapport sur la coopération au développement en utilisant les données introduites dans la PGA par les différents partenaires D autre part M Awade a souligné que le projet de géolocalisation de l aide que le MPDAT souhaite démarrer très rapidement va permettre de répondre au 5ème principe de la Déclaration de Paris qui est celui de la redevabilité mutuelle La géolocalisation permettra aux populations bénéficiaires d être informées sur les interventions des bailleurs sur le territoire national ainsi que sur les réalisations qui ont été effectuées ressortant ainsi les efforts qui ont été entrepris et par le gouvernement et par les partenaires au développement pour améliorer les conditions de vie des populations Development Gateway grâce à son partenariat

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/09/le-togo-produit-son-premier-rapport-sur-l-aide-grace-a-la-pga/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Where Does $1 Billion in Official Development Assistance Go in Nepal? | Development Gateway
    the Nepal Aid Management Platform AMP dissects and displays for the public how US 1 billion in development assistance representing 26 of the national budget was used in Nepal over the past year The report illustrates which donors gave the most World Bank how much funding each district receives Lamjung gets the most aid by sector education is first and how much aid is given on budget vs off budget 77 vs 23 Data are presented in various graphs visuals and maps to help readers digest the facts The DCR should satisfy many of the demands for aid information requests from other government ministries media academia donors and the general public The MoF will also launch a public AMP portal in May 2013 which will make all AMP data publicly available via the MoF website Media in Kathmandu quickly highlighted and commented upon the most salient points from the DCR see relevant articles here and here We expect many more such articles in coming months Development Gateway commends the MoF on an excellent report and is pleased to see AMP data and tools used for high exposure information sharing DG staff attended the launch and was asked by the Minister

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2013/05/08/where-does-1-billion-in-official-development-assistance-go-in-nepal/ (2016-02-15)
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