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Jul 05, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
This report from the Initiative for Open Ag Funding details the investment data needs of donor organizations working in agriculture and food security. Development Gateway, an Open Ag Funding partner, conducted interviews with 20 individuals from multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.K. Department for International Development, and the World Health Organization to understand their project-level data needs of these large organizations and how they use data at all levels. 
Jun 30, 2016
This report from the Initiative for Open Ag Funding outlines the investment data needs of philanthropic foundations currently funding agriculture and food security programs. To identify these data needs, Foundation Center, an initiative partner, held in-depth interviews with five foundations and one consultant to a major foundation, speaking mostly with strategic and programmatic staff responsible for agriculture investment decisions. Foundation Center also convened a group of funders working in East Africa to discuss the capacity for, and use of, data in their work. Although each organization uses a slightly different approach to decision making on investments, their needs are quite similar in terms of the questions they need answered to make those decisions, the kinds of data they seek, and the challenges they face in securing those data. 
Jun 30, 2016
This report from the Initiative for Open Ag Funding details the investment data needs of NGOs working in agriculture and food security. The report draws on responses from consultations InterAction held with fourteen individuals from eleven U.S.-based international NGOs. These organizations vary in size and funding structure. Some are large organizations primarily dependent on donor governments for funding, while others are small- to mid-sized organizations that raise a significant amount of funding from private sources. To get a wide perspective of data needs, InterAction interviewed a variety of staff, including senior leadership, resource development staff, program staff, and technical specialists. Our findings from these conversations confirm that there is a demand for data on food security and agriculture investments among NGOs, from both practitioners and advocates.

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