2021-apalooza: Year in Review

As we enter the waning days of 2021, we wanted to take stock and share what we’ve been up to this year. On the main stage You may have already heard about some of our biggest releases this year: Index-like ‘choosers’ have been implemented across the site to give users better tools for selecting exactly what they want. Activity custom fields let you decide how you want to describe »

Index-ify all the choosers!

Silly name, serious business. Today we’re releasing a new feature...that has existed for 10+ years: the DevResults Index, as you’ve never seen it before. DevResults users have long used index pages across the app — they provide lots of ways to narrow down your search to exactly what you're looking for. We've now adapted other selection tools in the app to match, expanding functionality while streamlining the interface. »

Integrations? We can help.

Over the past few months, we’ve done some serious spring cleaning — by southern hemisphere standards — of our API endpoints and documentation, all in an effort to make our API more user-friendly and accessible to our clients. [I’m sure that most of you reading this are already bored. Don’t stop reading just yet! There’s something here for everyone, whether you know what an API is or not! »

So long, Pito old friend

The Pito tool has been serving DevResults users’ data-pivoting needs for nearly seven years. With the release of Matrix and MultiMatrix earlier this year, we migrated all existing Pito reports to the Matrix format and redirected the links in our menus and Knowledge Base. Now it is time to bid our old friend Pito adieu. But before we say goodbye, we thought it a fitting tribute to reveal the origin »

A Growing DevResults Family

I just returned from parental leave following the birth of my second daughter. I was able to do so thanks to the generous support of my company, which offers (as a norm, not a limit) 12 weeks paid leave for employees that have a new baby at home or are experiencing some other life change that requires full-time attention. This is in addition to unlimited sick and vacation time, and »

Tracking the global response to Covid-19 using DevResults and IATI

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results to address poverty and crises. Tracking the response to Covid-19 is no exception. Whether you’re required to publish IATI data by your donor or not, doing so is important, as we have learned from previous crises like the Ebola epidemic. Over ten years since its founding, IATI »

DevResults Data Challenge #1

At the end of 2018, we launched our first of many DevResults Challenges for our users. The challenge was simple: clean up previous reporting periods. If you missed out on the challenge, don't worry; organizations can work toward this goal at any time. Check out our video for details and tips. Several organizations participated in the challenge, and we're happy to announce the following winners! These programs and organizations demonstrated »

Extroverted Data: Beyond the Basics of Open Data

Here at DevResults, we believe in transparency and openness. It's in our company culture code. It's why we support things like the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), both philosophically and technically. And as part of the international development community, we just think transparency and openness make sense. That's why we've been following the development and implementation of USAID's Open Data Policy, aka ADS 579, aka the Development Data Library (DDL) »