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  • Introducing AidData 2.0 | Development Gateway
    2008 2010 Arab Fund for Economic Social Development 2007 2010 India 2005 2010 Ministry of Finance Ministry of External Affairs Islamic Development Bank 1975 2008 Kuwait 2007 2009 Kuwait Fund for Economic Development Latvia 2008 2010 Nigerian Trust Fund 2007 2010 Poland 2007 2010 Saudi Arabia 2005 2009 Saudi Fund for Development United Arab Emirates 2008 2010 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development The new website was first previewed at an event on Nov 4 organized by AidData the World Bank Institute and the Robert S Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin Putting Aid Data to Work Using Better Information to Get Better Results was a day long event that brought policymakers technologists development practitioners and researchers together to discuss the open data movement and how it is impacting development work In his keynote address Richard Manning former chair of the OECD s Development Assistance Committee set the context for the day s discussions He noted that the transparency agenda was largely absent from the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness framework but that then President of the World Bank James Wolfensohn had emphasized it at the 2003 Rome High Level Forum and it has since reemerged as a major theme Mr Manning argued that infomediaries such as AidData will play a key role in making the deluge of public data more accessible and understandable assets post images untitled 4 jpg Aleem Walji World Bank The discussion continued with a distinguished opening panel including Catherine Weaver Associate Professor University of Texas and CCAPS Program as the moderator and panelists Aleem Walji Practice Manager Innovation World Bank Institute Sheila Herrling Vice President Department of Policy and Evaluation Millennium Challenge Corporation David Wheeler Senior Fellow Center for Global Development Lindsay Coates Executive Vice President Interaction

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  • Development Gateway Software Developers Win Third Prize in EU Hackathon | Development Gateway
    that a hackathon had been hosted by a Parliament the goal was to reinforce the symbolic value of uniting the old i e the European Institutions and law makers with the new world i e the Internet and the hackers Team Artimon a team of four including three software development consultants for Development Gateway took third prize for an application that allows users to check the quality of local Internet Service Providers ISPs Alexandru Artimon Ionut Dobre and Walter Schneider of Development Gateway along with Florin Barhala were selected to compete under the Internet Quality track of the competition The tool they created has a web interface and a mobile application that can be accessed by users to check what ISPs are available in the area based on the user s current location The application initially shows a map with the user s location and small dots indicating Internet quality tests nearby It also shows a list of providers available in that area along with an average download and upload rate and an overall rating for each The rating is based on a custom algorithm that takes into account basic and advanced network metrics and provides a real indicator of

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/11/16/development-gateway-software-developers-win-third-prize-in-eu-hackathon/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Putting Aid Data to Work: Event on November 4 (will be webcast) | Development Gateway
    direction for the AidData program that focuses on transparency innovation and country and donor solutions for aid effectiveness Richard Manning former Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee and Chair of the PARIS21 Consortium Scientific Committee will give the keynote address A series of panel discussions will explore the open data movement tracking aid flows applications for climate change and development and innovations in grassroots monitoring of aid Specific initiatives

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  • Tackling Development Challenges with Data Visualization | Development Gateway
    It s all about the content and the intellectual activities of the user Tufte stated referencing the link between information support and analytical thinking The challenge according to Tufte is to align data design principles with the principles of analytical thinking Jean Louis Sarbib the CEO of Development Gateway moderated the plenary session entitled Development Challenge Open Data to Making Sense of Data photo The discussion aimed to address the topics of newly available government data and its impact on governance the role of data visualization in development assistance the impact of transparency on the distribution of development resources and the democratization of development The panel featured Charles Kenny of the Center for Global Development Stuart Gill of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute A key message from the panelists was that better presentation of development data would make the general public in wealthy countries more supportive of aid policies The role of innovation in making data available was another key theme of the discussion Mr Walji cited the Apps for Development Competition as an example of a successful effort by the World Bank to foster the use of its data by stakeholders around the world What we are now understanding is how to pick what you do well and how to let the world do what it does well Walji explained Other panel discussions addressed a variety of topics ranging from The Latest Trends in Data Visualization to The Role of Data in Supporting Disaster Response to The Use of Mobile Technology and New Media The conference presented an exceptional opportunity for the presenters and attendees to engage in discussions on these and other topics The main event was followed by an unconference on Sept 24 at the Microsoft

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  • Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Solutions: Possibilities and Pitfalls | Development Gateway
    of the push towards democratization of knowledge She referred to technology tools as a key way to acquire input from aid beneficiaries leading to greater transparency and accountability Ms Anstey challenged the panelists to think of the innovative ways to make the World Bank s open data fully interactive and to gather insights from the beneficiaries on what works in development Some of the key ideas voiced at the discussion included the need to foster citizens capacity to provide feedback a better South South and South North knowledge exchange an improved awareness of people s rights and entitlements and a greater role of intermediaries in facilitating traditional advocacy efforts Much of the discussion focused on the global trends in public data and future means to include multiple stakeholders in the process Sanjay Pradhan Director of the World Bank Institute for example underscored the need for multilateral efforts towards open data and for national governments to open up their budget information Jean Louis Sarbib CEO of Development Gateway discussed the ongoing transformation of technology tools available to development practitioners In his remarks Mr Sarbib highlighted the need to empower beneficiaries and to experiment with tools to obtain their feedback As an

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  • Monday, Oct. 3: Join a Discussion of the World Bank’s Governance and Anticorruption Strategy | Development Gateway
    economic opportunities deliver services to the poor and fight corruption became prominent among aid agencies in the 1990s In 2007 the Bank s governance and anticorruption GAC strategy reaffirmed its commitment to supporting country efforts to develop accountable and effective states Entering its fourth year of implementation the strategy seeks to increase the number of programs and projects addressing GAC issues The IEG study assesses the relevance and the effectiveness of the World Bank s 2007 strategy A key feature is its benchmarking of the Bank s country level engagement on GAC issues before and after the 2007 strategy To improve performance the study recommends a number of innovations new financial instruments better ways of measuring governance performance a more harmonized and consistent approach to risk management and a more strategic allocation of the World Bank s internal resources Navin Girishankar who led the study will present its findings on whether the World Bank is contributing to good governance in developing countries whether the strategy is making a difference and the lessons learned for the broader development community Please join us to discuss this important topic When Monday Oct 3 2011 at 10 am Eastern Standard Time What Presentation of

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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    the new international aid reporting standard recently finalized by the International Aid Transparency Initiative which aims to make aid information more open and accessible Continue reading Government of Southern Sudan teams up with Development Gateway to improve aid information management March 31 2011 Andrea Calabrese The Government of Southern Sudan GoSS recently chose to implement Development Gateway s Aid Management Program with financing from UNDP Through a combination of technical support and institutional strengthening activities the Aid Management Program helps governments build capacity for managing information on development finance Continue reading World Water Day 2011 The Role of International Donors in Water Policy March 22 2011 Andrea Calabrese March 22nd was World Water Day giving the world a chance to reflect upon and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources This year s theme Water for Cities Responding to the Urban Challenge emphasized the fact that rapid urbanization particularly in the developing world is generating significant challenges for municipal governments in managing urban water and waste To achieve water sustainability cities must explore avenues for conservation and recycling Continue reading Report from 2010 AMP Best Practices Workshop March 17 2011 Andrea Calabrese In December 2010 Development Gateway hosted the third annual AMP Best Practices Workshop in Nairobi Kenya The workshop brings together delegates from governments that have implemented or are interested in implementing the Aid Management Program to discuss their experiences and lessons learned in managing the program Continue reading Public Voting Ends in World Bank Apps for Development Competition March 01 2011 Andrea Calabrese Between January 31st and February 28th thousands around the world voted on their favorite submissions to the World Bank Apps for Development Competition The contest challenged software developers to create IT platforms that use World Bank data to address pressing development questions particularly those

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  • Watch Online: Tech@State on Data Visualization, Sept. 23, 2011 | Development Gateway
    event will also be streamed live on the internet It will be followed by an informal unconference on Sept 24 held at the Microsoft Innovation Policy Center to allow participants to brainstorm network and create their own agenda together Tech State Data Visualization is organized by the U S Department of State Development Gateway AidData and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Speakers and panelists will explore new and innovative data visualization techniques and their applications for international development research and practice Edward Tufte will get the discussions started with a keynote address on Policy and Technology Other expert panelists will address the open data movement and how to leverage visualization techniques for planning implementing and monitoring aid projects Breakout sessions will focus on key sectors and themes including data visualization to support disaster response and coordination visualization for aid transparency mobile technology and new media and others The full agenda and further details are available at http tech state gov You can also follow the discussions using the Twitter hashtag techATstate This event is made possible through support from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery GFDRR Fitzgerald Analytics Esri Microsoft and MetroStar Systems It is

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