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  • Development Gateway and ODAdata Team Up to Leverage Expertise in Aid Information Management | Development Gateway
    and ensuring more effective alignment of donor activities with country strategies Both the Aid Management Platform and ODAdata are key applications in this arena This new partnership will further expand and improve the services and technologies that support aid effectiveness It will ensure that lessons learned good practices and the unique expertise of both organizations will be used to improve our aid information management applications and features according to Mark Fleeton CEO Development Gateway Foundation Alexander Bohr founder of ODAdata said This cooperation guarantees sustainability of current and future ODAdata systems while at the same time optimizing aid information management systems to better address the analytical needs of the aid effectiveness agenda Development Gateway created the Aid Management Platform to build government capacity to better manage aid activities in support of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness It was first piloted in Ethiopia in 2005 and has since been adopted by Bolivia Burkina Faso Burundi the Democratic Republic of Congo Malawi Montenegro and Tanzania ODAdata was formed to strengthen donor coordination harmonization and alignment with country strategies The European Commission and the member states of the European Union have endorsed ODAdata and supported the creation of the EU Blue Book

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2008/08/12/development-gateway-and-odadata-team-up-to-leverage-expertise/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Jean-Louis Sarbib to Chair the Board of Directors | Development Gateway
    agenda according to Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation Mr Sarbib is managing director at Wolfensohn Company a private investment firm and a strategic advisor to corporations and governments Previously he held senior positions at the World Bank including senior vice president and head of network for human development regional vice president for the Middle East and North Africa and regional vice president for Africa In 2004 Mr

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2008/05/30/jean-louis-sarbib-to-chair-the-board-of-directors/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    May 16 2007 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading New Office in Brussels April 25 2007 Andrea Calabrese The Development Gateway Foundation announced today the opening of its European affiliate Development Gateway International based in Brussels This new organization extends our reach according to Mark Fleeton CEO of the foundation as well as Development Gateway International Its staff will work primarily with European donors on ways to support the international aid effectiveness agenda Continue reading Training Young Minds via Satellite April 19 2007 Andrea Calabrese Mindset Network s satellite based technology delivers multimedia educational content straight to students Continue reading New Web Site Focuses on Arab Reform April 04 2007 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading Launch of Brazilian Portal to Promote National ICT Development February 06 2007 Andrea Calabrese Telemática e Desenvolvimento Ltda announced today the launch of the e Brazil portal a bilingual portal that is part of the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page28/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Tapping Global Resources | Development Gateway
    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 society and a volunteer who helps women gain crucial life skills Ms Salazar talks passionately about her work with las madres or mothers as she affectionately calls them a group of impoverished women Many of these women are in abusive relationships and according to Ms Salazar many are unaware of their rights As part of her outreach efforts Ms Salazar holds workshops to educate them about women s rights gender roles feminism and nutrition She claims her most important work lies in teaching them about reproductive rights family planning and how to care for children Ms Salazar is an active member of the dgCommunity on gender which she says is an invaluable resource for her work In her blog equidadegenero zoomblog com she regularly posts updates from the dgCommunities Web site and she depends upon dgCommunities to access information about what others in similar situations are doing in countries around the world She recognizes that she can help share knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2008/05/16/tapping-global-resources/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Australia Increases Funding for the Development Gateway | Development Gateway
    the foundation over the next three years This commitment reflects Australia s recognition that information and communications technology can be a key tool in enhancing of aid effectiveness The contribution will enable the foundation to expand its programming particularly in the Asia Pacific region Australia has long been a leading supporter of information and communications technologies for development said Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation We are grateful

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2008/02/27/australia-increases-funding-for-the-development-gateway/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Helping People Help Themselves | Development Gateway
    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 and his computer skills were not strong enough to manage this expansion In September of 2008 therefore Diagne attended a training class on the use of new technologies provided by the Micro Entrepreneurs and ICT project I agreed to attend this training to improve my computer skills as well as to manage more effectively my business My personal goal was to get familiar with Excel and the Internet Diagne said The project managed by Development Gateway Senegal and PlaNet Finance Senegal in partnership with Microsoft Unlimited Potential is designed to provide individuals like Diagne with the tools and knowledge necessary for them to help themselves In Diagne s case what he needed was a tool to help him organize his very busy schedule His friend who also enrolled in the course needed something to set himself apart from the 48precent of Senegal s population that is unemployed After attending the course offered by Development Gateway Senegal Diagne s

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2008/02/19/helping-people-help-themselves/ (2016-02-15)
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  • E-government Project Focuses on Land | Development Gateway
    The digitization of a land management system could greatly benefit a country that wants to manage its resources and help provide a living for its citizens Mozambique has taken that step with an electronic land information management system part of a larger e government initiative After years of civil war and devastating floods this African nation sought to create a modern and transparent land management system to better serve its countrymen and to attract foreign private investments In 2005 Development Gateway awarded Mozambique funding for the creation of an electronic land information management system The project was to build on the e government initiative already under way and constitute the first phase of a national electronic land registry It was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the National Directorate of Lands and Forest Two years later all 10 provincial offices of the ministry are connected They can capture and update data in real time online with accuracy This system has changed how we work according to Arlito Cuco the director of the National Directorate of Lands and Forest Previously it was labor intensive to manually search through a cumbersome system of files to obtain information for allocating new land This has helped tremendously in the decision making process When the system is completely and fully integrated it is going to enable us to know exactly what is available where and for what use Now Mozambique has a reliable system of land information that clarifies the legal status of each land parcel and includes information on the type of occupancy the use and an evaluation of soil all with several clicks of the mouse It has improved budgetary forecasts due to more accurate estimates of income from taxes The system has improved decision making by making critical information accessible even

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/12/19/e-government-project-focuses-on-land/ (2016-02-15)
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  • China Development Gateway Launches China Poverty Relief Forum on dgCommunities | Development Gateway
    at the GK3 Conference in Malaysia will provide a unique venue for knowledge sharing and collaboration among development practitioners working in the Chinese language Key development related agencies including the China Poverty Relief Foundation the All China Confederation of Women the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the European Association of Industry Commerce have already joined as Cooperating Organizations The platform to be managed by CnDG will facilitate discussion and exchange

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/12/14/china-development-gateway-launches-china-poverty-relief-forum-on-dgcommunities/ (2016-02-15)
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