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Development Gateway Extends Support In Nepal
Since 2010, Development Gateway has cooperated with the Government of Nepal on a high-functioning Aid Management Platform. The Nepal AMP is headquartered in the Ministry of Finance but its information is shared widely with the National Planning Commission, all of Nepal’s line ministries, and the Nepalese media.
How We Use Virtual Clouds to Achieve Virtually Uninterrupted Uptime
Computer hardware would be useless without data and programs to process it. But to run programs, the computer must know how to do basic tasks like booting up, reading user input or loading programs. This is performed by the operating system, e.g. Windows, Linux or Mac OS. So when we speak of a computer, we mean the combination of hardware, operating system to bring it to life, and software to solve our tasks.
Development Gateway Extends Support in Tanzania
The Aid Management Program was first introduced in Tanzania in 2007. Working with the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance, the software platform was installed in 2008 and government officers and development partners trained to effectively use system. The platform now hosts over 1800 projects and holds historical aid records from 2001 to date.
Nepal AMP Could be the Best Way to Improve Aid Information Availability
We are proud to announce that the Nepal Aid Management Program (AMP) has just received another kudos.According to a Pilot Study on Improving Aid Transparency, prepared by NGO Federation of Nepal, the Aid Management Program may be the best way to improve the availability of aid information to NGOs in Nepal:
dgMarket Now Tracking Almost $1 Trillion in Government Procurements for 500,000 Users
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!rnrndgMarket 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.
The Aid Management Journey to Transparency and Open Data
The open data and transparency revolution underway in international development is as much about culture change as it is about data, technology, and standards. I am Nancy Choi, Director of Operations, and recently I have been in the midst of these changes.
Development Gateway Extends Support in Ethiopia
Seven years ago, Development Gateway designed and piloted the Aid Management Program with local and international partners and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED). Today, AMP is embedded in Ethiopia’s aid effectiveness action plan and MOFED has declared AMP the official government system for capturing and reporting on aid activities.
Unleashing Open Contracting Benefits via Open Standards
Developing countries lose 10 times more money due to corruption than they receive in official aid. As contracts from the world’s governments amount to $9.5 trillion annually, public procurement is one of the major areas affected by corruption.
4 Ways to Bring Sexy Back to the US Government’s Open Data Strategy
The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released its Guidance on Collection of U.S. Foreign Assistance Data prompting well-deserved praise from the Center for Global Development in Hooray for Unsexy OMB Data Guidance.
Development Gateway Extends Support in Haiti
Development Gateway is pleased to announce that we will be extending the implementation of the Aid Management Program with the government of Haiti, thanks to the support of UNDP Haiti.rnrnWe will continue to leverage our experience working on aid management in over 20 different countries around the world to support the government’s commitment to aid effectiveness. Our new activities will include: