About Development Gateway International non-profit organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels Created in 2001 by the World Bank Work made possible by grants and project funding from Australia, Belgium, EU, Germany, Japan, World Bank, UNDP, and others Our mission is to enable change and reduce poverty in developing countries through the use of information technology. We provide web-based tools to strengthen governance and make aid and development efforts more effective.Development Gateway works in the areas of Governance Knowledge and Networking Transparency and Accountability
Better Information for Aid Effectiveness How can donors and NGOs better coordinate? How can governments better plan their budgets and integrate external and domestic resources? How can citizens provide feedback on aid projects? How can research help us learn from ongoing efforts?
The AidData Mission Transparency Improve the breadth and depth of aid information Foster aid information sharing among stakeholders Accessibility Enable public access to aid activity information Create visualizations to facilitate analysis Accountability Enable feedback loops Empower donors, countries, CSOs and citizens to hold each other to account for aid activities
The AidData Program A Global Public Good Extensive online aid information resource freely accessible to the public Other Projects and Services Aid information portals and technical assistance Many custom projects result in public services
GeocodingMapping aid information… Enables a better understanding of the allocation of aid within a country Highlights potential financing gaps and inequities in aid distribution Helps ensure that aid flows to those who need it most
Geocoding methodologyDeveloped by AidData and Uppsala University,Sweden Standardized. Allows for standardization and precision across donors High quality. Double coding and arbitration; specialized software for accuracy Expert team trained in coding methodology Mashable. Data can be used by any geographic information provider and overlaid with other layers.
Geocoding and the World BankWorld Bank/AidData Mapping for Results partnership Team of AidData and Word Bank coders Geocoded all active World Bank projects in 81 IDA Countries Team is now creating visualizations; enabling users to see where aid is directed, identify gaps, and improve planning and coordination More information and results at open.aiddata.org and maps.worldbank.org
Donor Coordination Display activities of multiple donors to inform the geographic coordination and planning process within recipient countries Combine with sub-national socioeconomic indicators to facilitate country aid and budgeting planning
Recipient Feedback Loops Need for on the ground information Lack of information about outcomes No mechanism to give recipients a voice in aid Enable stakeholders to better assess aid performance; enhance dialogue between recipient governments and donors on aid allocation. Combine with SMS technology to enable crowdsourcing and create feedback loops.
Development Loop Created for the World Bank’s Apps for Development competition Application for mapping aid activities and indicators together with feedback Partnership between AidData and Esri, a leading provider of interactive mapping software Data collection/edit allows for adding or augmenting data in the field iphone prototype
Next Steps Combining geocoded data with SMS crowdsourcing technology Advocate for increased availability and granularity of sub- national needs indicators Geocoding more donors globally and all donors in one or two pilot countries Coding at multiple points in the funding process (planning, budget implementation, assessment) Increasing accessibility through mobile phone applications
Thank You! More info on geocoding: open.aiddata.org Mapping for results: maps.worldbank.org More from Development Gateway: www.developmentgateway.org Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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