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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.

Development Gateway Foundation Renews Partnership with Rwanda

The government of Rwanda and the Development Gateway Foundation have agreed to extend their cooperative agreement for an additional three years, to consolidate and strengthen the position of Rwanda as a regional leader in information and communications technology (ICT) for development. The agreement calls for a commitment by the Rwandan government to spend $3.5 million in Rwanda to reinforce and extend current programs run jointly with the foundation under the aegis of the Rwanda Development Gateway Group. The programs include the Rwanda Development Gateway, the…

October 17, 2006
News/Events
Tunisia to Put Government Contract Tenders on the Web

Deploying National e-Procurement System with Support from Development Gateway Foundation, Government of Italy, World Bank The Government of Tunisia will deploy a new national procurement system to streamline government purchasing and put government contract information online. The Development Gateway Foundation will fund the project through its e-Government Grants Program backed by the Government of Italy. The World Bank is also providing co-funding. Tunisia will use the combined funding of $580,000 to create a new internal information management system to improve national procurement processes. A connected…

September 26, 2006
News/Events, Procurement
Switzerland Commits $1.45 Million to Internet Solutions for Developing Countries

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will contribute $1.45 million over the next three years in support of the Development Gateway Foundation’s efforts to provide Internet solutions for more effective aid and efficient governance in developing countries. The goal of this funding corresponds to the objectives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. The funds will be used to help implement the Foundation’s Web-based Aid Management Platform in several partner countries, enabling governments to better…

September 26, 2006
News/Events
Youth Working to Reduce Corruption

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ocasa.jpg) "This course must be obligatory for public functionaries," according to Jovany Santana, a participant from Fusagasuga, outside Bogota. Colombia Some youth in Colombia are showing what their generation can do to increase accountability in government. Ocasa, a nonprofit organization located in Bogota, has generated a large network of young people who are engaged in strengthening democratic institutions in their country.The nonprofit develops programs on transparency in public institutions and civic participation. Ocasa has trained more than 100 people, ages 16 to 30, in anti-corruption…

September 19, 2006
News/Events
Global Prize for IT Benefiting Youth in Developing Countries

The Development Gateway Foundation is calling for nominations for its US$100,000 prize for outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies to improve lives in developing countries. Sponsored in part by Intel Corporation, this year’s Development Gateway Award is focusing on initiatives that empower or improve the conditions of youth. The award will be launched here today at the United Nations’ World Urban Forum III, at a special reception for youth participants following the close of this weekend’s World Youth Forum. Both events…

June 20, 2006
News/Events
Launch of Mexican Online Portal to Support National Development

The Mexican Council for Economic and Social Development (COMDES), in cooperation with the Internet Office of the President of Mexico and 30 other organizations, today launched a national web portal to promote cooperation, transparency and civil society participation in Mexico’s economic development efforts. Called the Mexican Development Gateway, it is part of the international network of Country Gateways supported by the Development Gateway Foundation in Washington, D.C. The initiative was launched at the Presidential Residence of Los Pinos before hundreds of participants from the public…

May 18, 2006
Aid Effectiveness & Management
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