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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.

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
Development Gateway Helps Spur Development

Rwanda Founded in 2004, the Rwanda Development Gateway created www.rwandagateway.org, an online platform that serves as a one-stop shop for information on the country and as a portal to connect with the rest of the world. Housed by the National University of Rwanda, in just three years the Gateway has experienced a steady increase in the demand for its services. Through a combination of income-generating services and pro bono work, the Gateway works with a wide range of clients and partners, leading the Web and…

April 19, 2005
News/Events