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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 The once cumbersome system of spreadsheets has been replaced by the Aid Management Platform (AMP), an integrated system for tracking development assistance.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
Australia Sponsors dgMarket for Online Tenders in Vietnam

The Development Gateway Foundation’s e-procurement information system, dgMarket, was launched at an event held in Hanoi yesterday attended by representatives of the Vietnamese government and the business and donor communities. This dgMarket implementation was primarily funded by the government of Australia and supported by the government of Luxembourg. The global dgMarket Web site provides easy access to information on more than $540 billion worth of public sector contracts each year, in 23 languages. These include government contracts in 150 countries funded through international lending agencies…

August 7, 2007
News/Events
French Development Agency Selects dgMarket for Online Tenders

The Development Gateway Foundation announced today an agreement to collaborate with the French Development Agency (AFD) to publish its tenders online. The aid agency chose dgMarket, the foundation’s platform for online tenders, to publish tenders for all projects funded by AFD. It will include notices from 60 countries in three languages: French, Spanish, and English. In 2005, the French agency committed approximately $3.4 billion, primarily to countries in Africa and Asia. “We have numerous complex aid programs running simultaneously in priority countries,” explained Jean-Michel Severino,…

May 16, 2007
News/Events
Training Young Minds via Satellite

![](https://developmentgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mindset_story.jpg)*Mindset Network's satellite-based technology delivers multimedia educational content straight to students.* South Africa When Mindset Network of South Africa won the 2006 Development Gateway Award, it was already well established as a leader in providing high-quality multimedia educational content. It had installed receivers for its satellite-based delivery system in more than 1,500 schools and 300 hospitals and clinics. Mindset had created educational content on subjects such as HIV/AIDS, TB, and child survival for the health sector and science, math, IT, and English for schools. It…

April 19, 2007
News/Events
New Web Site Focuses on Arab Reform

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Development Gateway Foundation announced today the launch of a virtual community in Arabic on the theme of Arab reform. The new portal will serve as a platform for aggregating information about reform activities in the Arab world. Creating a virtual community, the site will facilitate the sharing of knowledge among development practitioners. It will also aid in capacity building and improving access to high quality development research and analysis in Arabic throughout the developing world. The Arab reform portal adds…

April 4, 2007
News/Events