This month, dgMarket reached a new milestone – we now have over half a million users who can track almost $1 trillion in government procurements annually!
dgMarket is an online marketplace for government tenders, providing access to tender notices, bidding documents, and other procurement information. It also provides open information on some 1.6 million contract awards, in support of the Open Contracting movement.
Transparent contracting activities like dgMarket create major savings in government spending, while giving companies of all sizes greater access to tender opportunities at home and abroad in their own language. Our in-house analysis suggests that dgMarket has reduced national procurement costs by up to $150 million per year on World Bank-funded contracts alone. A big thank you to all our partners around the globe that have helped make dgMarket one of the largest global procurement portals. Now check out this interactive map to see where in the world dgMarket is used and join us in creating a more transparent contracting ecosystem.
Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.
In Episode 2 of "Data…for What?!," a podcast series from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) which explores our new strategic plan, Josh Powell met with experts from DG and IREX to discuss DG’s expansion into the education, media and disinformation, and youth sectors. The conversations explore the most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities for data and technology to positively impact these sectors and discuss how these trends are likely to play out in the years ahead. Based on these trends, the experts explain the unique fit for DG’s skills and specific opportunities for collaboration that align with the vision of DG’s partnership with IREX, which has a long and successful history working in each sector.
To help contextualize the new Strategic Plan, we are launching a podcast series called Data… for What?! This series consists of 5 episodes in Josh Powell and Vanessa Goas talk to DGers throughout the organization – as well as collaborators within our strategic partner, IREX - about how and why we prioritized the various elements of the new strategy. In this first episode, we talk to Kristin Lord, President and CEO of IREX about how our partnership fits into the Strategic Plan; and to Aleks Dardelli, Executive Vice President of IREX and Chair of DG’s Board of Directors, about the process of putting the Plan together at this opportune, yet precarious, global moment.