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  • Photo Contest: Enter for a chance to win! | Development Gateway
    technologies People making something selling wares working in a field constructing a building or type of infrastructure teaching learning or interacting with each other Abstract images representing hope the future or capacity building Please do not submit photographs of groups of people posing WHO The Development Gateway photo competition is open to ALL photographers at least 13 years of age except employees of Development Gateway and their immediate families Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photograph name occupation city and state of residence to be published as the selected award winner or a runner up published or used on Development Gateway websites and used for the promotion of Development Gateway including but not limited to web pages brochures fact sheets and other materials Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs The Development Gateway shall have the right to verify in its sole judgment winner eligibility Each entry must include a brief written statement 100 words maximum explaining how that image is representative of development Images will be judged on technical excellence composition overall impact and artistic merit Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person WHEN Deadline for submitting entries is November 18 2011 On December 2 2011 the top five photographs will be posted on the Development Gateway website and the winner will be selected by popular vote All visitors to the site will be able to vote once The voting will begin on December 2 and end on December 16 The winner will be announced on December 19 2011 and should expect an interview that week Prize 500 Individuals living within the United States will receive the prize as a check by mail Individuals living outside the United States will receive the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/09/19/photo-contest-enter-for-a-chance-to-win/ (2016-02-15)
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  • AfDB and AidData geocode aid projects | Development Gateway
    2009 2010 The data available at Open AidData represent more than 10 billion in AfDB Group funding to 43 African countries This release follows the June 2011 launch of an interactive map of AfDB project activities in Cameroon Morocco and Tanzania The AfDB projects were geocoded or tagged with precise sub national geographic locations through a partnership with AidData Using the UCDP AidData geocoding methodology this summer AidData researchers combed through AfDB project documentation to record the regions districts or towns where projects were actually being implemented In many cases a project has more than one location In total AidData s researchers working with AfDB project managers were able to identify nearly 2 000 sub national locations for 183 AfDB projects Using these data stakeholders can view the precise locations of schools hospitals roads bridges and other bank financed activities The geocoded data are fully compatible with the IATI geocoding standard and World Bank AidData Mapping for Results data also available from open aiddata org and maps worldbank org This allows researchers and analysts to mash up the data to examine donor coordination sub national aid targeting and many other questions It is exciting to see donors begin mapping their

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/09/07/afdb-and-aiddata-geocode-aid-projects/ (2016-02-15)
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  • DG at the Open Data for Development Camp | Development Gateway
    presentation was on the second day of the conference a number of presentations had already been made allowing me to reference previous what other speakers had discussed I was delighted at the enthusiastic response to the work that we are doing with geocoding If you want to learn more about geocoding and the Open Data for Development camp take a look at my presentation here The Open Data for Development Camp brought together a diverse crowd of development aid workers policymakers researchers journalists IT staff software developers and service providers The sessions included a combination of interesting activities aimed at different audiences I was able to attend a roundtable for decision makers from Dutch NGOs which introduced key concepts and allowed for the participants to share their views and concerns Moreover there were several presentations and brain storming sessions for practitioners like me organized around particular topics of interest in the open data world I was able to go to several very interesting panels on the newest innovations in open data including the latest developments in the IATI standard for aid information Some of the most interesting outcomes of this event came from the various hack sessions which connected development

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  • Open Data for Development Camp highlights challenges and innovations in aid transparency | Development Gateway
    Foundation highlighted the benefits of open data and geo mapping for citizen participation but also urged consideration of privacy issues before making certain data public Others echoed the Italian government s concerns about the cost of implementing open data initiatives These concerns do not preclude donors ability to implement open data initiatives rather they indicate donors willingness to discuss the full risks and benefits of these initiatives As the recent ONE Data report pointed out buy in and agreement on open data appear to be increasing in the run up to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness According to Publish What You Fund donors should be wary of falling behind on their commitments to initiatives like the International Aid Transparency Initiative IATI if they want to be taken seriously at this important forum Beyond challenges and difficulties delegates to ODDC also presented exciting new open data initiatives Akvo for example announced a pilot project with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visualize part of its portfolio of aid projects online in IATI standard format Pieter Dorst director of aid coordination at the Dutch MFA confirmed his government s commitment to IATI in an interview with Akvo last

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/07/01/open-data-for-development-camp-highlights-challenges-and-innovations-in-aid-transparency/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Where does aid go? Mapping the African Development Bank’s Activities | Development Gateway
    countries and explore the Bank s activities by sector The maps also display key development indicators including poverty malnutrition and infant mortality rates by region This is a good starting point for analysis of where aid is flowing and where there are gaps To create the map a team of researchers from AidData identified the latitude and longitude of the location s where each project is being implemented They used

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/06/14/where-does-aid-go-mapping-the-african-development-bank-s-activities/ (2016-02-15)
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  • African Development Bank and AidData map development projects: Increasing aid transparency for greater development impact | Development Gateway
    impact it has To create the map a team of researchers from AidData identified the latitude and longitude of the location s where each project is being implemented They used a geocoding methodology developed jointly by AidData and Uppsala University in Sweden available at open aiddata org which can be adapted for use by different types of organizations After project locations were identified dynamic maps for the web and mobile devices were created in partnership with Esri Geocoding takes discussions about aid from the abstract to the concrete says Jean Louis Sarbib CEO of Development Gateway which manages the AidData program jointly with the College of William and Mary and Brigham Young University It allows you to assess whether aid is targeted to the areas that need it the most and whether it is having an impact on key measures like immunization and school enrollment rates As other donors begin geocoding their work as well it will be possible to get an even more complete picture of where there may be overlap or gaps in the coverage of development programs The availability of geocoded project data will help the AfDB to evaluate progress and plan future initiatives to combat challenges in areas such as climate change infrastructure governance and private sector development Opening up this information will allow others to better understand where aid is going and to provide feedback on its impact About the African Development Bank The African Development Bank AfDB Group s mission is to help reduce poverty improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent s economic and social development With this objective in mind the institution aims at assisting African countries individually and collectively in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress Combating poverty is at the heart of

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/06/09/african-development-bank-and-aiddata-map-development-projects-increasing-aid-transparency/ (2016-02-15)
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  • World Bank and AidData put aid information on the map | Development Gateway
    The projects were geocoded by a team led by AidData researchers who provided technical oversight and quality control for the geocoding process AidData is a joint initiative of Brigham Young University the College of William and Mary and Development Gateway and seeks to make aid information more accessible and transparent particularly through a searchable database available at AidData org AidData contributed its expertise in standardizing and enhancing project level information on development activities to the Mapping for Results partnership The Mapping for Results initiative is a huge step toward empowering citizens to hold donor and government officials accountable said Jean Louis Sarbib CEO of Development Gateway Ultimately citizens want to know how many vaccines are delivered how many girls are able to attend primary school and so forth information on aid activities is much more powerful when it is transparent easily accessible and understandable and can be linked to results on the ground Today AidData in cooperation with the World Bank Institute launched open aiddata org a new toolkit for sharing using and interpreting aid information At Open AidData others can download the UCDP AidData geocoding methodology developed by AidData and Uppsala University in Sweden This methodology was adapted for use in the Mapping for Results initiative and can be used by any organization that wants to geo enable its project data The methodology is also consistent with the new aid information standard developed by the International Aid Transparency Initiative which makes it easier for donors to share their information in a comparable machine readable format so that it can be aggregated and analyzed According to Michael Findley a principal investigator with AidData and assistant professor at Brigham Young University It is becoming clear that donors often give similar types of aid to the same regions or cities even if

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/04/20/world-bank-and-aiddata-put-aid-information-on-the-map/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Aid information management in Mozambique: A success story | Development Gateway
    and reports can be easily produced In 2008 Development Gateway with support from the Government of Ireland began working with Mozambique s Ministry of Planning and Development MPD to upgrade the ODAmoz interface and bring new modules to the system ODAmoz 2 0 now contains additional aid classification schemes an interactive aid map known as ODAmap and new collaboration tools Users can create custom reports using the Create your own report feature and view detailed information on donor activities including their progress in meeting the indicators of the Paris Declaration DG has also designed a strategy for integrating ODAmoz with e SISTAFE Mozambique s financial management system which would allow government staff to view budget information alongside aid information Currently ODAmoz receives data from over 20 bilateral and multilateral donors and 15 different UN agencies The MPD plans to publicly launch the upgraded system ODAmoz2 0 in its capital Maputo in the coming months As part of the upgraded system the Government of Mozambique is now managing and administering ODAmoz In March 2011 DG staff traveled to Mozambique to install the system on government servers and train the government s IT focal points These final steps solidify government ownership of

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2011/04/19/aid-information-management-in-mozambique-a-success-story/ (2016-02-15)
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