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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    its new and improved website featuring more content and new data and marking an expansion in the program s mission and scope What began as a project to build a new kind of development assistance database has evolved into a broader initiative that aims to increase the accessibility and relevance of development finance information for a wide range of stakeholders Continue reading Development Gateway Software Developers Win Third Prize in EU Hackathon November 16 2011 Andrea Calabrese Continue reading Putting Aid Data to Work Event on November 4 will be webcast October 28 2011 Andrea Calabrese On November 4 AidData the Climate Change and African Political Stability CCAPS program and the World Bank Institute will co host an all day event to highlight trends in open data and aid transparency and how they are influencing work on climate change and other issues leading to better development results on the ground Continue reading Tackling Development Challenges with Data Visualization October 04 2011 Andrea Calabrese Continue reading Open Data Open Knowledge Open Solutions Possibilities and Pitfalls September 30 2011 Andrea Calabrese A panel discussion on Open Data Open Knowledge Open Solutions hosted by the World Bank Institute on September 22 served as

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page22/ (2016-02-15)
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  • UNDP Receives International Award for Knowledge Management | Development Gateway
    Austria presents the award to one individual and one international organization The Managing Director of Knowledge Management Austria Mr Andreas Brandner mentioned Teamworks as a prime example of UNDP s work in this area calling it the most promising knowledge management initiative within the UN focusing on knowledge networking within a global knowledge partnership Development Gateway built the Teamworks platform for UNDP to improve collaboration within the organization by allowing

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/06/19/undp-receives-international-award-for-knowledge-management/ (2016-02-15)
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  • New Calendar for ICT4D, Transparency, and Development Assistance Events Worldwide | Development Gateway
    events that are focused on issues such as transparency governance aid effectiveness and ICT4D the topics and themes that constitute the bulk of Development Gateway s work We hope that site visitors will be able to use this calendar to find out about important discussions that are taking place worldwide The calendar will be updated regularly but we could use your help Please feel free to share information on relevant

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/06/07/new-calendar-for-ict4d-transparency-and-development-assistance-events-worldwide/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Story from the Field: Springtime Transparency Events | Development Gateway
    leading with our partners at the World Bank a session on how to geocode the data and then put it all on one map to see where everyone is working It was great for everyone to see the value of geocoding and learn how easy it can be to learn and do The Open Aid Partnership brings development partners together to enhance the openness and effectiveness of development assistance The partnership focuses on mapping and technology for improved aid transparency better monitoring and targeting of development programs and increasing accountability by empowering citizens to provide feedback and use open aid data themselves I also had the chance to present tools and technology available to support transparency to the International Aid Transparency Initiative IATI Steering Committee in Paris along with Development Gateway s Guillaume Delalande who is doing a lot to ensure that our country level work reflects the ongoing global discussions The Steering Committee meeting was a great opportunity to show how IATI data can be made more usable and to highlight the benefits of mapping data Not only were we able to show the importance of technology in transparency to those already involved in IATI but a number of other organizations attended and were able to see the value of IATI in their own work Development Gateway has focused mainly on transparency with respect to aid flows but we recognize the importance of connecting that with public sector transparency more broadly I hosted a booth at the Open Government Partnership OGP Annual Conference to present the Aid Management Platform AMP and AidData which was a great step towards being more involved in the open government arena The OGP is a multilateral initiative to promote transparency empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance This meeting was

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/06/05/story-from-the-field-springtime-transparency-events/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Photo Contest: Poverty Relief Through a Lens | Development Gateway
    Relief Through a Lens on May 15 Entries will be accepted until Sept 20 with an awards ceremony in Nov 2012 The contest focuses on global development and aims to share China s experience in poverty reduction with other countries and build international support to combat poverty The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers and entries can be submitted online or by regular mail The China

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/05/15/photo-contest-poverty-relief-through-a-lens/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Foundation Center and Development Gateway Announce Strategic Partnership | Development Gateway
    CEO of Development Gateway Better information is the first step to understanding what works what doesn t work and how to make a difference in improving lives Better information about what the various actors governments philanthropists and organizations on the ground are doing can lead to better coordination of efforts reduction of overlap and identification of gaps in underserved areas thereby ensuring that scarce resources for international development are used as effectively as possible Our role in collecting classifying and curating data on philanthropic activity around the globe provides a solid foundation on which donors governments and NGOs can base their strategic decisions said Jeffrey Falkenstein vice president for data acquisition and architecture at the Foundation Center Through this partnership with Development Gateway the access and impact will be multiplied through the fusion of two distinct but complementary streams of data A key point of collaboration will be AidData a joint initiative of Development Gateway the College of William and Mary and Brigham Young University AidData maintains an open database of information on foreign aid activities at AidData org The new partnership with the Foundation Center will expand the database with complementary knowledge on private philanthropy creating a more comprehensive picture of resources for development The data will be visualized on dashboards so that users can explore and analyze private flows alongside official development assistance Other outcomes of the partnership will include the integration of Development Gateway s data on official aid into existing Foundation Center resources such as WASHfunders org a tool that facilitates collaboration among donors for safe water issues worldwide About the Foundation Center Established in 1956 the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide Through data analysis and training it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/04/23/foundation-center-and-development-gateway-announce-strategic-partnership/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Development Gateway Receives Grant from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs | Development Gateway
    EUR 600 000 to be used for a series of research and innovation activities over a three year period M Jean Baptiste Mattei Director General for Globalization Partnerships and Development and Jean Louis Sarbib CEO of Development Gateway signed the agreement on March 15 at a ceremony in Paris After signing the agreement the parties discussed the activities to be funded under the grant in 2012 which will include work

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  • Geocoding can help governments and development partners improve division of labor | Development Gateway
    aid activities across the country They used data from the Aid Management Platform the government s system for aid tracking reporting and coordination to identify activities from 27 official donors for geocoding Then CCAPS and AidData built an interactive map of aid projects in Malawi which can be shown against other variables including climate change vulnerability and conflict events The Open Aid Partnership an initiative spearheaded by the World Bank

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