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  • Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict, and Aid Intersect | Development Gateway
    doubt be a valuable new tool not only for researchers but also policymakers journalists and citizens To assess the interaction of climate vulnerability and international aid users can locate aid projects funded by the 27 donors tracked in Malawi s Aid Management Platform layered on top of climate change vulnerability data Mapping such aid flows provides a new way to discern if adaptation aid is effectively targeting the regions where climate change poses the most significant risk to the sustainable development and political stability of a country Where is development aid targeting areas with climate security risks Being able to see in a map all the donor funded activities in Malawi has transformed the way we think about development and positively helped our own planning effort said Hon Ken Lipenga Minister of Finance and Development Planning in Malawi The mapping tool is also a significant innovation in the context of the global aid transparency movement It represents the first effort of the sort envisioned by the Open Aid Partnership an initiative spearheaded by the World Bank to increase the openness and effectiveness of development assistance at the subnational level While the mapping tool is in its first stage of development the next stage will convey a comprehensive picture of trends in Africa through the use of thematic mapping tools Users will be able to access raw CCAPS data and use the mapping tool to combine CCAPS datasets with other organizations data to aggregate and disaggregate data in the way that is most useful to them The thematic mapping tools will include data on Climate Change Vulnerability Users will visualize the different components of the CCAPS Vulnerability Model using both historical and projected climate data for Africa Conflict Users will access the current Armed Conflict Location and Event Data real time

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/03/05/mapping-tool-analyzes-how-climate-change-conflict-and-aid-intersect/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Honduras is First AMP Country in Central America | Development Gateway
    have been certified to use the system and four people have become certified administrators Government officials were eager to begin using AMP to manage the aid the country receives During the implementation data were transferred from an existing database to AMP Then using mapping tools initially developed and piloted for the government of Liberia the projects in the platform were mapped for the first time With the data mapped the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/02/20/honduras-is-first-amp-country-in-central-america/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Story from the Field: AMP Workshop | Development Gateway
    use AMP as much more than a computer system and more as a process of managing aid flows effectively During the conference we were able to interview several of the participants They mentioned how happy they were to attend the conference and several of them commented that they felt like they were part of a family through AMP In fact I interviewed some of the participants from countries that do

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/02/03/story-from-the-field-amp-workshop/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    could win a 500 prize from Development Gateway To celebrate the launch of our new website we re calling on photographers around the world to share their images and stories of people in developing countries working to build a better world WHAT We are looking for images of empowerment and people finding solutions The photographs should be related to one of the following Continue reading AfDB and AidData geocode aid projects September 07 2011 Andrea Calabrese The African Development Bank AfDB and AidData recently released a data set containing the sub national locations of all AfDB projects continent wide approved from 2009 2010 The data available at Open AidData represent more than 10 billion in AfDB Group funding to 43 African countries Continue reading DG at the Open Data for Development Camp July 19 2011 Andrea Calabrese Continue reading Open Data for Development Camp highlights challenges and innovations in aid transparency July 01 2011 Andrea Calabrese The Open Data for Development Camp ODDC hosted by Open for Change in Amsterdam from May 12 13 proved to be a fantastic forum for discussion of practical issues in institutionalizing open data practices Participants generally agreed that open development data should be a core component of a paradigm shift towards increased transparency accountability and public participation in development practice Continue reading Where does aid go Mapping the African Development Bank s Activities June 14 2011 Andrea Calabrese Last week the African Development Bank AfDB and AidData launched an interactive map showing the precise locations of the AfDB s ongoing operations in Cameroon Morocco and Tanzania Continue reading African Development Bank and AidData map development projects Increasing aid transparency for greater development impact June 09 2011 Andrea Calabrese PRESS RELEASE Continue reading World Bank and AidData put aid information on the map April 20

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page23/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Fourth AMP Best Practices Workshop Held In Dakar | Development Gateway
    des Meilleures Pratiques 2011 In the past year several major developments have transformed aid management and many of these changes were at the heart of workshop discussions As the International Aid Transparency Initiative IATI has grown countries have been eager to learn how the new data can be integrated into the Aid Management Platform Other advances in integrating monitoring and evaluation features into the system and technologies to geocode aid activities were featured at the workshop Halima Wagao an Aid Coordination Officer from Tanzania said The workshop was very informative and motivated us to be not only technicians but also to play a vital role in policy making Looking ahead the work on integrating IATI feeds into the AMP system will soon move forward in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC An upcoming IATI mission will begin to test automatic feeds to the Plateforme pour la Gestion de l Aide et des Investissements PGAI as AMP is known locally Currently 50 of the national budget in the DRC comes from aid flows which are managed by three separate ministries With integration of IATI data the information tracked in the PGAI will be more comprehensive higher quality and easier for other ministries to use All of this will help the government plan its budgets better This approach will soon be tested in other countries as well giving stakeholders a clearer idea of amounts of on and off budget aid At the workshop participants had a chance to learn more about the new features in AMP 2 0 the latest release of the system which is now operational in the DRC Honduras Madagascar Nepal and Togo In addition to a sleeker more intuitive interface AMP 2 0 has a sophisticated mapping module built in partnership with Esri which allows users to geocode

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2012/02/01/fourth-amp-best-practices-workshop-held-in-dakar/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Geocoding Hits the Ground | Development Gateway
    funding gaps and improve aid effectiveness However these conversations had always been held in offices and conferences in DC London and California It seemed that it was time for geocoding to grow again this time from an intellectual exercise in transparency to a practical exercise in improving the value and efficiency of aid efforts This fall I was able to participate in what is likely the first step in this transition from focusing on top down transparency to bottom up results Our partners in the Malawi Ministry of Finance explained to us how having these detailed sub national maps available would help them to work with their donor partners in improving coordination and aid targeting More importantly integrating geocoding with AMP and developing local capacity for mapping could provide the sustainability to allow for better project planning and transparency over time The 14 donors that we presented the mapping to saw the same potential for in country usefulness of the mapped data and agreed to provide the necessary information to move the process forward While promising this trip pointed to the amount of work that lies ahead for aid mapping to reach the end users of aid When the Malawi

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/12/27/geocoding-hits-the-ground/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Winner of the 2011 Photo Contest | Development Gateway
    Bengal India According to Mr Moitra it depicts the small scale industry of making historical posters or calendars and symbolizes the community s efforts to achieve development through enterprise assets post images smoitra jpg Seshadri Moitra photographer Mr Moitra is a photographer from Kolkata India who was always fascinated by art and photography and started taking pictures as a hobby now it has become a true passion He was inspired to take the winning photograph by the eyes of the woman which he says show grit and an indomitable spirit amidst a splash of bright colors She is painting mythological figures on small pieces of canvas to sell in order to support herself and her family and he wanted to capture her creativity and aesthetic sense The photo contest kicked off in September along with the launch of the new Development Gateway website and called on photographers to submit images of people in developing countries working to build a better world Over 400 photographers entered the contest and the winner was chosen from among five finalists through a public vote The submissions covered an impressive range of subjects and photographic styles with beautiful images conveying strong and memorable messages about

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/12/19/winner-of-the-2011-photo-contest/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Dispatch from Busan | Development Gateway
    donors acknowledging the broad range of actors now involved in development The importance of South South cooperation he noted was also recognized Aid transparency was a major theme at the forum as donors have made significant progress in this area and the momentum on increasing transparency could make other aid effectiveness goals more achievable The US Canada the Inter American Development Bank and the International Fund for Agriculture and Development signed on to the International Aid Transparency Initiative in Busan The IATI donor signatories now at 26 account for more than three fourths of global development assistance During the forum Development Gateway led an interactive workshop on geocoding aid activities giving participants the opportunity to try new tools for making aid information more accessible and transparent In a side event co organized by Development Gateway along with the World Bank Institute aidinfo and UNICEF the World Bank launched the Open Aid Partnership which builds on the Mapping for Results initiative What we ve seen is that mapping aid is a powerful way to convince many different types of stakeholders of the benefits of open information said Mr Sarbib If you have data from lots of donors in a standard format

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/12/02/dispatch-from-busan/ (2016-02-15)
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