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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
Working with Partners to Find Solutions to Integration Challenges

This past March, DG launched an AMP module that helps the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development in Uganda track aid disbursements in their existing Program Budgeting System. This blog examines DG’s technical process and the specific solutions used to overcome AMP-Program Budgeting System (PBS) integration challenges.

June 5, 2020 Aid Management Program
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Program, 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
AMP Offline Joins Full AMP Code in Going Open Source

In line with Development Gateway’s commitment to using open-source technology, and building on the transparency and community benefits we’ve seen from opening the Aid Management Platform (AMP) source code last year, DG is pleased to announce that we’ve made the AMP Offline application fully open-source.

March 6, 2020 Aid Management Program
News/Events, Program, Tech Stack
Why use Kettle to publish data using the OCDS Standard? // Por qué utilizar kettle para la publicación de datos en el estándar EDCA ?

Esta publicación está disponible en español al final de esta página. In Argentina, the National Roadwork Directorate (DNV) is responsible for improving and expanding the country’s extensive network of highways and roads – an essential body to infrastructure initiatives. In early 2019, DG began collaborating with DNV to publish its contracting data using the OCDS through an open data portal.

December 9, 2019 Open Contracting and Procurement Analytics
En Español, Open Data, Procurement, Tech Stack
On the Origin of Sources: Free Software and the Food Chain

Though many species use primitive “tools” to complete basic tasks, very few creatures aside from humans craft tools with future use in mind. Unlike many software development organizations, DG prioritizes free and open-source software (FOSS). Today, we present an overview of how we built a new FOSS script that has benefited internal IT management behind the new tools.

April 5, 2018
Aid Effectiveness & Management, Tech Stack
The Geocoding Suite: Let’s Get Technical

Development Gateway’s Geocoding Suite has several components, each working in tandem with aid and management information systems to assign precise geospatial data on the locations of development projects.We have recently announced the addition of a lightweight, user-friendly automatic geocoding backend tool – aptly called the AutoGeocoder. If you read our last blog post, you’re familiar

March 1, 2018 Data Management Systems and MEL
News/Events, Open Data, Tech Stack
Arrays, Objects, and Trees: A Look at JSON-formatted Contracting Data

The Open Impact Day conference hosted in Washington, D.C. this past month highlighted examples of open data in improving trust between citizens and their governments...

July 28, 2015
Open Data, Procurement, Tech Stack