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E-government Tool Makes Development Aid More Effective

WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway announced today that it will showcase the results of the implementation of the Aid Management Platform (AMP) at the Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, to be held from Sept. 2–4, 2008. Results of eight implementations of AMP show that the application can strengthen a country’s ownership and coordination of its aid process by building government capacity, empowering policy-makers, and by promoting regional knowledge sharing. Roughly 200 government staff members in Africa, Europe, and Latin America have completed advanced training in the…

August 19, 2008
Aid Effectiveness & Management
Development Gateway and ODAdata Team Up to Leverage Expertise in Aid Information Management

WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway and ODAdata, two leading providers of aid information management systems, announced today that they have joined forces to provide effective, user-friendly, and results-driven applications to advance aid management and donor coordination efforts. This partnership leverages the expertise of both organizations, based on field operations in more than 12 countries. The new alliance will help unite and harmonize the efforts of member states of the European Union and others to advance aid effectiveness. Aid information management systems have been widely recognized as essential…

August 12, 2008
News/Events, Open Data
Jean-Louis Sarbib to Chair the Board of Directors

WASHINGTON—The Development Gateway Foundation announces today that Jean-Louis Sarbib will serve as chair of the board of directors. Mr. Sarbib succeeds Dr. Michael Hofmann, who stepped down in October 2007 “Jean-Louis has been a strong supporter of the role of information and communications technologies for development and the aid effectiveness agenda,” according to Mark Fleeton, CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation. Mr. Sarbib is managing director at Wolfensohn & Company, a private investment firm and a strategic advisor to corporations and governments. Previously, he held…

May 30, 2008
News/Events
New Virtual Communities on Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction

These new portals will provide a virtual space in which participants can share knowledge, best practices, and other relevant information. The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity, strengthen working relationships, and improve development outcomes. Particular emphasis will be placed on bringing together government agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations in developed and developing countries to discuss common challenges. "The cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China have reminded us all of the need for more effective knowledge sharing and partnership on these…

May 22, 2008
Aid Effectiveness & Management
Tapping Global Resources

dgCommunities brings the latest information on key development topics to desktops around the world, helping members to be more effective in their work. Ms. Salazar uses it to access the latest information and best practices on gender issues. (Photo credit: Karl Grobl) Peru Teresa Salazar Davila is a petite, energetic woman based in Lima who identifies herself as an activist. She is a member of a women’s syndicate which works closely with the ministry of the interior to improve the status of women in Peruvian…

May 16, 2008
News/Events
Helping People Help Themselves

Thanks to Development Gateway Senegal and other organizations, Fallou Diagne is better able to meet his business needs. Senegal Fallou Diagne is the financial coordinator at Le Collectif des Groupements Associatifs de Pikine Ouest, a collective consisting of neighborhood development associations and cultural and athletic associations. In an attempt to better support his family, Diagne started diversifying his income-generating activities last year by offering essential products to the women of Pikine, a suburb of Dakar. To do so, however, he needed to use a computer,…

February 19, 2008
News/Events
E-government Project Focuses on Land

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mozabique2.jpg) Cremilide Mambo, director of land management of Gaza Province, center, with Elias Dique, right, project manager of the land management information system, and a technician, left, review information from the new digital application. Mozambique Land, and its proper management, is a central issue in developing countries. Accurate and accessible information is a necessary requirement for rural development. It makes possible the development of land, forests, and waterways in a sustainable manner that will contribute to the elimination of poverty. The digitization of a land…

December 19, 2007
News/Events
Facilitating Partnerships

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ethiopia_amp2_01.jpg) Staff from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development show visitors from Ghana how to use the aid management platform. Ethiopia Just two years ago, Ethiopia, one of the largest recipients of development assistance, lacked a system to manage the more than $1 billion in official aid that donors give each year. Today, that has changed. The once cumbersome system of spreadsheets has been replaced by the Aid Management Platform (AMP), an integrated system for tracking development assistance. AMP has helped transform aid management…

September 19, 2007
Aid Effectiveness & Management
Virtual Communities to Focus on Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction

The Development Gateway Foundation announces today a new partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to establish online communities dedicated to disaster prevention and reconstruction. These new portals will provide a virtual space in which participants can share knowledge, best practices, and other relevant information. The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity, strengthen working relationships, and improve development outcomes. Particular emphasis will be placed on bringing together government agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations in developed and developing countries to…

September 17, 2007
News/Events
Development Gateway Foundation’s Initiatives Cover a Global Swath of Issues

The Development Gateway Foundation, as part of its mission to reduce poverty and enable change in developing nations, has been quietly moving mountains through information technology for seven years. Below is a brief rundown of its recent global initiatives. For more information, visit www.developmentgateway.org, or call Elizabeth Corley at 202-572-9236 to arrange for interviews. Vietnam Launches Local dgMarket dgMarket, the online platform for government tenders, publishes information on public sector contracts, valued at $540 billion, in more than 20 languages. Recently, the 20th local implementation…

September 5, 2007
News/Events