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Stories, ideas, and updates from DGers around the world

The Development Gateway blog is where DGers share specific learnings, offer thought-provoking insights, and pose challenging questions for the sustainable development community derived from our work.

Our blog has a deep archive going back to 2005. Each post is a snapshot into our work, priorities, and values.

World Bank Contributes $2 Million to Development Gateway Foundation

The World Bank has contributed $2 million to the Development Gateway Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides Internet-based solutions to strengthen governance and improve aid effectiveness in developing countries. The Development Gateway was created within the World Bank and became an independent entity in 2001. Its programs help partner countries increase transparency and build capacity in procurement, financial management, civil society relations and other key areas. The Foundation’s services include online government tendering systems, aid coordination and management tools, and online knowledge-sharing platforms at the…

May 11, 2006
News/Events
International IT and Development Experts Join Development Gateway Board

Dr. Hisham El-Sherif of Egypt, Mr. Walter Fust of Switzerland and Mr. Dhanendra Kumar of India have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Development Gateway Foundation, an Internet-focused spin-off of the World Bank. The Development Gateway provides web-based solutions to help developing countries improve governance and the effectiveness of international aid. Dr. El-Sherif is a leading authority on telecommunications and information technology (IT) in Egypt. He is Chairman of IT Investments, a holding company with subsidiaries in networking and telecommunications, IT systems…

May 8, 2006
News/Events
China Joins dgMarket to Publish Tenders Internationally

China has begun publishing government tenders on dgMarket.com, the leading independent website aggregating government procurement information from 150 countries. dgMarket, created by the Development Gateway Foundation, aims to increase access to government contracting and bring down government procurement costs through greater competition. dgMarket is a multilingual online service that enables business users to search $500 billion dollars worth of government tender opportunities each year. Procurement notices from China valuing $20 billion on an annual basis are expected to be added to dgMarket over the next…

April 11, 2006
News/Events, Procurement
dgMarket Online Information Service Extends Coverage to Include US Tenders; More than $500 Billion in Tenders Annually

The leading independent aggregator of government tender information online, dgMarket, has expanded coverage to include US Federal Government tender notices. The dgMarket service, which is a growing program of the Development Gateway Foundation, will now feature more than $500 billion in contracts worldwide on an annual basis. dgMarket is a global database and e-mail alert service that helps business users find tender opportunities at home and abroad. With the inclusion of US tenders, dgMarket will feature virtually all national tenders from 34 countries, plus information…

April 4, 2006
News/Events
Australian Mark Fleeton Appointed CEO of Development Gateway Foundation

Mr. Mark Fleeton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Development Gateway Foundation, an independent spin-off of the World Bank. The Development Gateway’s mission is to leverage the Internet for the benefit of people in developing countries, providing online solutions to strengthen good governance, improve the effectiveness of international aid and support local and global knowledge-sharing initiatives. Mr. Fleeton has spent his career in the management of international aid to assist developing countries. He has been acting as Interim CEO of the Development Gateway…

March 28, 2006
News/Events
Getting Mozambique Online

Mozambique When basic information systems are lacking, it is not easy to make the most of a country’s resources and serve people in need. In Mozambique, a nation of 19 million people in southern Africa, daily operations have been made even harder by a lack of communication among different government institutions. Mozambique’s government recognized the problem and outlined a plan calling for a nationwide network to connect public administration entities, called the Government Electronic Network (GovNet). Once feasibility studies were done, government officials wanted partners…

March 19, 2006
News/Events
Morocco to Deploy Electronic Government Procurement System with Support of Development Gateway, Government of Italy, and World Bank

The Government of Morocco has agreed to partner with the Development Gateway Foundation and the Government of Italy to deploy a new e-government system that will streamline public procurement processes, increase competitive bidding and save money for Moroccan taxpayers. A letter of intent was signed today at the International Forum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategies and Investment, in Marrakesh. Technical assistance and seed funding for the project will come from the Development Gateway’s e-Government Grants Program, a partnership with the Government of Italy.…

March 1, 2006
News/Events
Francis Dogo To Lead Country Operations of Development Gateway

Mr. Francis. S. Dogo has been promoted to the position of Senior Director, Country Operations, of the Development Gateway Foundation. This is a new position created to reflect the Development Gateway’s focus on delivering Internet solutions in developing countries for effective aid coordination and government procurement, as well as other areas of high impact. As Director, Country Operations, Mr. Dogo will lead the foundation’s efforts to promote the use of tools such as the Aid Management Platform, a web-based system that helps developing country governments…

February 7, 2006
News/Events
Increasing Business by Going Online

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/cg_tanzania_masawe_01.jpg) Most of the inquiries handled by Marvelous Batiks now come online. Above, Ms. Masawe displays samples of her beautiful textiles. Tanzania In Tanzania, more than half the population lives on less than one dollar a day, and per capita income is roughly $320. But entrepreneurial drive can triumph even in this setting. By adopting high-tech tools, one entrepreneur has increased demand for her products and watched her business grow. In 1992, Flotea Masawe started her own company selling batiks. Her idea was to empower…

October 19, 2005
News/Events
Improving Aid Management in Ethiopia

"Stronger systems for tracking and reporting aid help recipients and donors better manage resources for greater development impact."  – Christopher Hall, Program Coordinator, Harmonization The World Bank In May 2005, the Government of Ethiopia completed the first implementation of Development Gateway’s new Aid Management Platform (AMP), a Web-based information-sharing system that streamlines aid reporting and management processes for developing country governments and their donors. With a majority of its 73 million people living in poverty, Ethiopia’s need for aid is urgent. Yet the lack of efficient…

June 19, 2005
Aid Effectiveness & Management