Posts by Mihai Postelnicu

A Deep Dive into 20 Years of DG Tech

20 years is multiple lifetimes in technology. We have seen technologies, companies, and trends come and go – some leaving lasting impact, others unfulfilled promises. Here we reflect on our tech history and our efforts to constantly evolve, to stay ahead of the curve, and to maintain a focus on building tools that our partners can actually use, expand, and sustain.

June 23, 2020
20YearsOfDG, Tech Stack
The Tech Behind Makueni County’s Open Contracting Portal

Since 2017, DG has been working with the Government of Makueni County in Kenya and Hivos to improve the quality of procurement processes through an online portal that promotes transparency and accountability. The platform is different in that it provides county-level instead of national-level open contracting information. In this post, we highlight the technology behind the portal.

May 1, 2020 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
Procurement, Program, Tech Stack
Developer-to-Developer Mentorship in Bandung, Indonesia: A Blueprint for Open Contracting Success

Since April of this year, DG has been collaborating with the World Bank and a developer consultant from the Bandung City Government to publish the Government’s procurement data in Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) format. This partnership has led to the launch of an exciting new procurement data portal for Bandung, with a functioning OCDS API.

November 13, 2018 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
News/Events, Open Data, Procurement
A Short History of AMP Technology

In May 2005, the Government of Ethiopia launched the inaugural Aid Management Platform (AMP). Since then, a community of over 25 partner governments has seen each technical change and enhancement come to fruition, playing a crucial role in shaping each program iteration. Today, we’re providing an overview of AMP’s technical evolution, outlining challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from building a large-scale, needs-driven product for our partners.

August 20, 2018 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management
Under the Hood: An Open Source Dashboard for Procurement in Vietnam

The development community spends over $2 billion each year collecting data on...

June 16, 2016
Innovation, Procurement