The second installment in the “Democracy Dialogues” series presented by the Open Gov Hub, Global Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, and Transparency International.
This event seeks to explore why populism has emerged both in the United States and in Europe, and the relationship of populism to to various forms of corruption (including kleptocracy). It will also address the international linkages between populist sentiments spreading and between international money flows facilitating corruption across boundaries, and the ways in which Western governments or other actors may enable corrupt actors in other countries. We will explore ideas for how to counter populist narratives that enable corruption, both in Europe and at home here in the United States.
A reception will follow the event.
The Open Gov Hub, Global Integrity, Sunlight Foundation, and Transparency International are pleased to present this launch event for the new Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World program. Join us to learn from powerful efforts to uncover and counter the international linkages between corruption and kleptocracy across boundaries/ borders, as we hear from visiting civil society leaders from Russia and Tunisia and leaders from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, which was heavily involved in the recent Paradise Papers leak.
#AnalyticsFair is now World’s first AI backed Data Analytics and Development Career Fair. #AnalyticsFair is a job fair for data, analytics and development professionals backed by our home brewed Machine Learning driven talent sourcers. Our tool (https://TAO.ai) will soon start recommending talent based on your previous hires. Our relationship would not only stay till your successful career fair, but AnalyticsWeek's team would be working closely with participating candidates and recruiters over several programs to help with connecting top talent to top jobs.
Our first Summit held at OpenGov Hub in October 2015 centered on feedback as the Right thing to do - morally and ethically. Our second Summit, held at the World Bank in May 2016, examined under what conditions feedback is the Smart thing to do - in terms of better outcomes. This third Summit will focus on feedback as the Feasible thing to do in practice and will feature domestic and international organizations that are pioneering feedback loops in their work.
You’ve asked for the stories, tools, examples and connections that will help you close feedback loops in aid and philanthropy, domestically and internationally. Feedback Summit 2016 will deliver.
This event is being organized by OpenGov Hub member Development Gateway.
The development community spends over $2 billion each year collecting data on results indicators, ostensibly to improve development efficiency and effectiveness. But are investments really paying off? And what should the future of results measurement look like?
Over the past year, Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative has sought to understand the collection and use of results (output and outcome) data at the local level, and to join up donor data at the macro level to better understand our collective impact. Focusing on the health and agriculture sectors, we have spoken with nearly 500 local officials, donors, and implementers in Tanzania, Ghana, and Sri Lanka, and evaluated over a decade’s worth of results indicators from 17 donors.
While many call for higher-quality data, better technology, and greater analytical skills, the development community must also make its results more open, understandable, and actionable. Perhaps most importantly, we have to learn how to create the right incentives for meaningful data use.
Join us for a half-day discussion to explore these issues in-depth. We aim to share lessons learned, spur debate, leave with new thoughts on one overarching question: how can we ensure that investments in results indicators actually help people work more effectively?
Catered breakfast and lunch will be served.
09:00-09:30 - Breakfast and Introductions
09:30-10:30 - Big-Picture Takeaways
10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45-11:45 - Breakout Sessions (Country-Level and Data)
12:15-12:30 - Closing Remarks
12:30-13:30 - Networking Lunch
In the age of “big data,” analytics can be applied to virtually every aspect of society. A growing number of international development organizations are seeking to harness the power of data for improved decision-making – to better understand what happened in the past, and predict what will happen in the future.
However, no organization becomes instantly adept at using data analytics to inform decision-making. How do you begin to build out your capabilities? How do you gain and sustain stakeholder buy-in? What kind of talent should you hire to harness the value from your data and how do you retain your talent? How can you engage with challenging data sources and scale up existing analytics efforts? How do gain momentum around analytics and enable a data (or analytics) driven culture?
These questions and more will the subject of discussion at “Building Data Science Capability in Your Organization,” a half-day event on January 15, 2016, hosted by Development Gateway and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Bringing together organizations that are active in the international development sphere and outside of it, we will hear about how some of these challenges were overcome via real-life case studies, and what tools are available to make the transition from square one to data-driven decisions.
Catered breakfast and lunch will be served. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP.
Due to space constraints, Development Gateway might not be able to confirm all expressions of interest; registration confirmation emails will be sent separately.