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  • Steps towards crosswalking development data | Development Gateway
    example in the case of Ghana we want to have a list of all health related projects and other data sources such as censuses or surveys Once cataloged this will allow us to request specific information from relevant data managers Each part of this process helps support a different goal of the crosswalk The microdata itself which will be compared across organizations is obviously important but other information is also critical Project evaluations for instance can help us tie microdata indicators to development outcomes i e which indicators in particular led to decreases in overall poverty Once all of the data is in one place we can move to the second step comparing and merging indicators across organizations Are both the World Bank and USAID measuring HIV AIDS outbreaks Do both WHO and IFAD record crop yields To answer these questions we use several matching algorithms These algorithms are basically search functions they identify an indicator say Number of premature births and search through each organization to see who has recorded a similar measure Like measures are tagged as such After these algorithms run we will have our list of crosswalkable indicators based on these tags i e duplicate or directly comparable variables between organizations We then go through this list and record what we call variable translation information what is needed for the numbers themselves to be comparable e g ensure they are all of the same scale distribution type of statistic etc Once variable translation information is added our goal is to make this database ready to accept user queries For example say we re looking for HIV AIDS data for Ghana since 2000 the output of this search would be a spreadsheet that aggregates HIV AIDS information across all organizations with projects in Ghana This is demonstrated

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/10/20/steps-towards-crosswalking-development-data/ (2016-02-15)
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  • New Partnership with EITI Secretariat | Development Gateway
    of government revenues and expenditure informs public debate and choices of appropriate and options for sustainable development Access to open data increases awareness about how countries natural resources are used how extractives revenues are spent and how land is transacted and managed which promotes accountability good governance public debate and helps combat corruption The EDP will allow users from around the world understand how governments manage natural resources access open

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/12/08/new-partnership-eiti/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Open Contracting in Vietnam | Development Gateway
    monitoring and evaluation M E of the procurement process Since 2009 the Public Procurement Agency PPA of Vietnam has been working to transition from a paper based procurement system to an e procurement model After discussions with Open Contracting Partnership representatives earlier this year and in line with the PPA s ten year action plan Vision 2025 for Public Procurement DG will be leading an innovative research program for open contracting and M E This program will aim to provide insights and good practices to inform the transition from PPA s existing pilot eProcurement system to a modern eProcurement system to be finalized in 2018 In addition to converting tenders and awards into the Open Contracting Data Standard OCDS format work will also inform the development of a PPA monitoring and evaluation prototype This prototype will support the government s quest for increased procurement transparency fairness efficiency timeliness and quality In particular this tool will explore methods to help identify potential collusive bidding practices hopefully ultimately saving public funds by serving as a corruption early warning system Furthermore increased scrutiny can also ensure fair competition amongst bidders providing even business footing in Vietnam Over the coming months we will share

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/11/12/open-contracting-vietnam/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Launch | Development Gateway
    and international organizations from around the world that share a vision for using data to help achieve sustainable development Specifically the Partnership envisions a world in which timely accurate and high quality data play a significant role in achieving and measuring sustainable and inclusive development in which all public data are pen by default with appropriate safeguards to ensure human rights and security The Partnership seeks to amplify existing efforts around the post 2015 Data Revolution by securing new investments in data promoting trusted data principles and connecting data to action Specifically the Partnership seeks to further the following outcomes over the coming months The initiation and strengthening of inclusive domestic initiatives that improve the capacities to generate share and use statistics and data for sustainable development The organization of global multi stakeholder collaborative to fill information gaps and produce dynamic visualizations The development and promotion of international norms and guidelines to harness the Data Revolution The convening of thematic regional and global for a to foster commitments collaboration and innovation As an international nonprofit dedicated to turning data into accessible and useful information DG looks forward to working closely with other GPSDD members in the pursuit of a world

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/09/28/global-partnership-sustainable-development-data-launch/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Talking Tools for Use in Tanzania | Development Gateway
    the right tool can help make data understandable and useful for decisionmaking In Dar we look forward to talking about the Aid Management Platform and Open Schools Kenya tools designed to make information easy to gather visualize and use We will also be debuting part of a new collaborative effort with the Government of Tanzania World Bank DG and DataVision Tanzania Sectoral Service Performance Dashboards These dashboards will collect synthesize

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/09/03/talking-tools-use-tanzania/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Achieving a 'New Normal': Mapping the Future of the AidData and U.S. Global Development Lab Partnership | Development Gateway
    rapid acceleration in uptake of geospatial data and analysis among the governments being directly funded through the partnership with USAID we are seeing other countries such as Chad and Cote d Ivoire adopt geocoding into their regular aid information management processes Other donors have followed suit and contributed to this geospatial turn in the global development community AidData has worked with the African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank in investing in geospatial data infrastructure not only by supporting geocoding of their own data but by changing internal systems and processes to integrate the use geospatial data throughout the project life cycle The World Bank Group as the first to pioneer geocoding through the Mapping for Results initiative not only adopted geocoding methodology throughout the organization but has their own staff systematically apply subnational geocodes to the universe of IDA IBRD IFC and MIGA investments These 4 World Bank group institutions are collectively investing 61 billion every single year This type of uptake was almost inconceivable to us just two and a half year ago as we are beginning to see a cultural change where staff are beginning to ask the question why would I not use geospatial data to inform my programming efforts We now see the geospatial movement spreading beyond aid to other types of development finance as several of our partner governments after seeing firsthand the power of geocoded aid information have expressed interest in geocoding their national budget data The private foundation community is also engaging this summer we will be partnering with Humanity United and the Concessions Working Group to geocode FDI projects in Liberia The geospatial revolution comes at a critical time as the global development community reflects on the post 2015 development agenda to end extreme poverty As African philanthropist Mo Ibrahim

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2015/08/11/achieving-new-normal/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Openness in Fragile Environments: The art of the possible | Development Gateway
    practical ideas about how to do this in practice Potential flexibility coherence adaptation The real value of combining these approaches was not just to be felt on the ground as practitioners became more sensitive to conflict and able to navigate complex environments designing opengov programming in ways that took account of power politics and marginalisation No it was also to be felt in the capitals of bilateral and multilateral agencies who themselves are siloed in increasingly problematic ways It was hoped that the structures of donor agencies and institutions which specifically separate and encourage the specialisation of their staff into either conflict or governance would come to an end A flexible approach capable of meeting the constantly shifting contours of fragile states would require nothing less and it was hoped that collaboration on the ground would encourage those in power at the apex of those institutions to remove those artificial barriers which would otherwise continue to divide what policymakers say they wish to see and what their staff are able to deliver within the constraints they are required to work under The other value was at one level conceptual but with radical practical implications Changing the terms of what was considered progress or success in fragile contexts It is notoriously difficult though not impossible to measure factors like trust or legitimacy Yet without them projects that are ostensibly about stimulating citizens to engage at all with governments let alone hold them to account and participate in the design of their services are doomed to fail We have learned this repeatedly within the open government movement already Twaweza is the oft quoted example but sadly we are not short of others That those lessons are even more applicable in states where large proportions of the population regard their governments with hostility or mistrust and in contexts where those on both sides of the State citizen divide have previously been involved in active armed confrontation with each other should be self evident Thinking carefully about how to capture and measure indicators of progress down the path of building bridges of trust creating spaces in which all citizens feel safe and able to participate and creating the opportunity for elites to step outside narratives of conflict that have defined their careers to date will be critical precursors to the development of tech enabled approaches that would otherwise only include those who are already able to exercise their voices So what to do The challenges were daunting But this was where the meeting got exciting Taking the standpoint that actually this sort of thing is possible and drawing from case studies of small scale projects to date this group started to come up with some realistic achievable and practical changes Donors in particular needed to look at how they could change an approach to the procurement of suppliers which encouraged the balkanisation of organisations into niche specialisms that in turn mitigated against a coherent approach This was likely to be an easier and more

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2016/01/28/openness-fragile-environments/ (2016-02-15)
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  • RDI: Takeaways from First Ghana Country Visit | Development Gateway
    a commitment to ensuring that government and other stakeholders are able to regularly and transparently track progress toward these expectations Ghana is working to strengthen the systems and data used to monitor and evaluate major policies and programs The government and its many partners are working to strengthen and improve the quality and utility of systems for monitoring results achieved through policy and programs in health agriculture and other sectors Recent discussions that took place to develop the JASMES Joint Agenda for Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation and Statistics initiative are indicative of this national commitment Currently data collection and reporting are initiated at the district level by line ministries through decentralized staff supported by other district staff e g GSS District Statistical Officers have been deployed in more than 30 districts The NPDC collates this information at regional level through the Regional Planning Coordination Unit and line ministries collate the national level data in line with the NPDC templates The NDPC has prepared and tracks accomplishment of 20 key results indicators to capture a picture of overall development linked with the medium term expenditure framework Line agencies are also responsible for annual reports on progress which are provided to NDCP for the overall National Report Performance Report In addition the NDPC s monitoring and evaluation unit develop and disseminate guidelines and templates to guide regional and district level planning officials in the preparation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans NDPC and line ministry officials are realistic in recognizing that i progress in using these tools is uneven ii budgetary allocations remain limited and iii budget allocations are unlikely to increase in the present climate However officials remain eager to find ways to strengthen the quality and utility of monitoring systems going forward The health sector is making significant improvements in the quality and timeliness of routine health information collection and management This has been achieved through the District Health Information System DHMS2 a suite of software and data management tools that significantly reduces the time and reporting burdens of multiple paper based tools at local and district levels Efforts to improve information flow from teaching hospitals are also being developed The rollout of the DHIS2 system was achieved with considerable speed and efficiency and coverage is steadily improving The system now operates in all districts and work to link with teaching and tertiary level facilities is underway There is scope for managers at various levels to access data from the system and construct the reports to suit specific needs The Ministry of Health and its partners are justifiably pleased with this accomplishment Use is the toughest problem Although DHIMS2 is a remarkable achievement experience thus far helps to highlight challenges to improving the collection sharing and use of routine administrative data The implementation of DHIS2 highlights logistical constraints to collection and sharing at the local level not the least of which includes constrained connectivity difficulties with transport and significant training and supervision costs The solutions to these constraints are

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2016/01/20/takeaways-from-first-ghana-country-visit/ (2016-02-15)
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