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11 Jun
Hivos Blogpost
Transformation in practice: how to make a transformation project successful

In May this year, Hivos and D4D closed the Hivos Project Change!, a multi-year transformation trajectory. For D4D, this was a major milestone and finalising the project brings us to reflect on the journey we made with Hivos and how we contributed to this important transformation process.  What initiated this transformation process and what were...

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15 Apr
IATI Online training
Online IATI training with Scotland’s International Development Alliance

Last week, Data4Development gave a training on the use of IATI on data transparency, equipping 9 non-profits organisations from the UK with all the skills one’s need to start publishing on IATI. The training was organised by the Scotland’s International Development Alliance. We interviewed Laura Ffrench-Constant to get more insights about the perception of IATI within her organization.

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01 Apr
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CNV Internationaal & D4D – The voice of workers in a dashboard

When D4D joined forces with CNV Internationaal, a cooperation emerged that puts data in position to support labour rights on remote sugar plantations in Central America.

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11 Feb
Transparancy further down the aid chain
The rise of IATI: how the initiative is expanding throughout the world

From 10 years ago when it started in the Netherlands to where we stand today, 1,059,495 activities were published by over 1250 organisations around the world. More and more countries commit to publishing in #IATI and the number of open #aid #data portals are on the rise. Many aid data events where IATI plays a role happened lately as the Day of Transparency of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the KfW virtual conference on Remote Management and Monitoring.

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20 Nov
Partnership Data
Building strong partnerships with…

Increasing aid transparency is the mission of The Open Data Company as Data4Development (D4D) & Zimmerman (Z) are now joining forces. The Open Data Company provides online data services to enable international development organizations to become more data-driven. Why: Zimmerman is specialized in providing data services and building data visualization platforms using open data standards...

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10 Sep
IATI publishers
Closing the IATI loop for increased transparency

  More resources and funding is going to the Global South than ever before. Funders like the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FCOO (previously DfiD) have agreed that, for increased transparency, publishing to IATI is part of the contractual obligation when receiving funding. Many more donors are supporting the IATI initiative. But if you...

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08 Sep
Welcoming new types of publishers
Welcoming new types of publishers

In addition to the fact that more NGOs are becoming publishers, we see a growing number of Private Sector Companies who are now publishing in IATI. We have recently started supporting one of them, the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), who is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest...

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25 Aug
Transparancy further down the aid chain
Transparency further down the aid chain

As we wrote previously, IATI is rapidly scaling up! In recent years the initiative has grown from around 380 publishers at the start of 2016 to 1200 as of August 2020, with over 100 new publishers joining in the last half year alone. This is a great development and shows the value of IATI as...

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19 Aug
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Invitation to our free webinar Strategic Partnerships 2.0: Designing good data quality from the start

When: September 1st, 15:00 CET When do you start thinking about data? Is it embedded into how you design your programme, or is it an afterthought? How can a good data model give your alliance a head start? Join us on September 1st for a webinar to learn from good practices on embedding data &...

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11 Aug
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DRA Alliance Dashboard Development: How we work agile

Over the last few months Data4Development has worked extensively to improve selected functionality of the current Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) dashboard. D4D continues to host the dashboard on its own Data Workbench platform with periodical updates. We worked in an agile way tackling one issue after another to improve the dashboard. In the first sprint,...

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