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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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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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03 Jul
Hivos
Project Change! Migration complete

Can we have a single source of truth and find a way to synchronize the worlds of Finance and Project Management? This was the core question we have helped solve at Hivos. The Hivos ‘Project Change!’ involves implementation and data migration from an end of life ERP solution to a new cloud solution that combined...

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30 Jun
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Current and previous customers about our added value for your Strategic Partnership

For the past months we have been saying we would like to be your innovation partner to think alongside you and add value to your Strategic Partnership proposal in terms of digital innovation, data drivenness and increased transparency. Today we want to give the floor to current and previous customers, whom we’ve worked with on...

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23 Jun
Nina Beauchez
Reflections on my time at Data4Development

In the fall of 2018, the same week when I had received my MSc in International Development, I had an interview with Maaike and Gyan in The Hague. The conversation was great and I remember talking about my interests in Open Data and Open access to knowledge; as I truly believe this is vital to...

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18 Jun
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Will we lose DFID as a frontrunner on international aid transparency?

Though it might not have come as a complete surprise, the decision to merge the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is worrying from an aid transparency perspective [1, 2]. DFID has been a champion of the International Aid Transparency Initiative since its early days, being the first...

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