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  • Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA) database expanded to include activities funded by non-traditional donors | Development Gateway
    information about international development activities has broadened its database for the first time to include projects funded by a non traditional donor organization More than 3 800 listings from the publicly available database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are now aggregated on AiDA a project of the non profit Development Gateway Foundation AiDA supports the global aid effectiveness agenda by increasing transparency and enabling better coordination among donors and governments The database now contains information on more than 500 000 development activities gathered from publicly available data from a wide range of bilateral and multilateral donors Private philanthropic foundations account for an increasingly large share of total funding for development worldwide Since its creation in 2000 the Gates Foundation has grown into the largest charitable foundation in the world with a major initiative to support global development Disseminating information about privately funded projects significantly enhances the value of AiDA as a one stop source for information on development activities AiDA provides a starting place for anyone needing a quick overview of who is doing what in international development where they are doing it and with what funds It provides the user with project level information on funding and

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/12/05/accessible-information-on-development-activities-aida-database-expanded/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Japan Commits $1 Million for ICT Solutions for Developing Countries | Development Gateway
    government will contribute 1 million to support the Development Gateway Foundation s efforts to provide information and communications solutions for more effective aid and efficient governance in developing countries Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation said Japan has been a major supporter of the Foundation This renewed funding will help us have a greater impact through the use of common systems in developing countries and by sharing knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/11/13/japan-commits-1-million-for-ict-solutions-for-developing-countries/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Facilitating Partnerships | Development Gateway
    has been replaced by the Aid Management Platform AMP an integrated system for tracking development assistance AMP has helped transform aid management practices in Ethiopia Replacing manual tracking systems with a secure virtual workspace AMP has enabled the government to have a comprehensive view of all aid activities resulting in more informed decision making and planning The Ethiopian government has dramatically reduced transaction costs and saved time through the creation of customized donor reports With this reporting feature users can easily create reports filtering by a host of fields sector donor project status and displaying commitments disbursements and expenditures The government owns the source code and can make future modifications ourselves with local resources at local rates Fisseha Aberra of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development the entity that first piloted the program The license also gives us the ability to distribute the code to other agencies within our government AMP is not just a turnkey technical solution To implement AMP staff from Development Gateway trained the Ethiopian users on the software to ensure the sustainable use and maintenance of the application With the successful adoption of AMP the Ethiopians were able to share their knowledge and experience with

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/09/19/facilitating-partnerships/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Travis Harvey Named as Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator | Development Gateway
    business lines He 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 and their donors manage international aid more efficiently and dgMarket an online government tender information system that is already saving billions of dollars for developing country governments Promotion and implementation of these tools in different countries will leverage the foundation s network of local Country Gateway partners in addition to direct work with the respective national governments The establishment of regional coordinator is part of a larger strategy to strengthen the foundation s presence in the field In 2006 Jean Philbert Nsengimana of Rwanda assumed the position of regional coordinator for Africa Mr Harvey has been associated with the foundation for over four years In 2003 he spent 12 months working with the Mongolia Country Gateway as a business development and capacity building manager as part of volunteer program funded by the Australian aid agency In 2005 he worked with the Australian Country Gateway as the Web site manager developing new content establishing strategic partnerships and building the site s user base to an average of 35 000 visitors per

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/09/18/travis-harvey-named-as-asia-pacific-regional-coordinator/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    The platform based on open source software provides a virtual workspace for government employees managing aid resources Continue reading Development Gateway Foundation Renews Partnership with Rwanda October 17 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading Tunisia to Put Government Contract Tenders on the Web September 26 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading Switzerland Commits 1 45 Million to Internet Solutions for Developing Countries September 26 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading Youth Working to Reduce Corruption September 19 2006 Andrea Calabrese This course must be obligatory for public functionaries according to Jovany Santana a participant from Fusagasuga outside Bogota Continue reading Global Prize for IT Benefiting Youth in Developing Countries June 20 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page29/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virtual Communities to Focus on Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction | Development Gateway
    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 discuss common challenges CSIS is one of the most prestigious think tanks in Washington and is relied upon by many top practitioners in government the private sector and the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/09/17/virtual-communities-to-focus-on-disaster-prevention-and-reconstruction/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Development Gateway Foundation’s Initiatives Cover a Global Swath of Issues | Development Gateway
    on public sector contracts valued at 540 billion in more than 20 languages Recently the 20th local implementation was launched in Vietnam The government of Australia provided much of the funding and the government of Luxembourg provided additional support These tenders include government contracts in 150 countries funded by international agencies such as the World Bank and the public procurement listings from 37 countries Visit dgMarket Vietnam at http vn dgmarket com to see how it works in Vietnamese or go to www developmentgateway org programs online procurement html for an overview of the project DG Foundation Conducts Exclusive Interview on Female Genital Cutting with German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Heidemarie Wieczorek Zeul discussed the central challenges facing those who wish to eradicate the practice of female genital cutting The Minister highlights the importance of addressing educational social cultural and economic issues that drive the tradition and also elevating it from a local issue to a national one Read the complete interview and more in the dgSpecial Collection on this topic Launch of AMP Bolivia Pilot The Development Gateway Foundation is preparing to pilot the new Bolivia Aid Management Platform This represents the first Aid Management Platform in Spanish and includes new features that facilitate monitoring and evaluation at both the project and strategic levels The customized platform will help the government track and report on aid flows by integrating data from its current systems into a comprehensive Web portal and enabling more detailed analysis During the pilot the foundation s technical specialists are working closely with staff from the Ministry of Planning to make further modifications and to support capacity building In the coming months work will continue to finalize the platform for full implementation India Country Gateway Launches First Portal The new India Country Gateway has

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/09/05/development-gateway-foundation-s-initiatives-cover-a-global-swath-of-issues/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Australia Sponsors dgMarket for Online Tenders in Vietnam | Development Gateway
    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 such as the World Bank plus nearly all other public procurement listings from 37 countries thus far Vietnam can now begin publishing government tenders online The site available in the Vietnamese language will bring all the benefits of dgMarket s global one stop shop to Vietnamese companies including local customer service Procurement notices selected for publishing for Vietnam will be open to international bidding This will be the 20th local procurement Web site to use the dgMarket database and platform Vietnam s joining dgMarket is another step in that country s efforts to make government contracting more transparent and competitive said Mark Fleeton CEO of the foundation It also represents continued progress in the foundation s goal to expand dgMarket coverage and bring the benefits of more transparent government procurement to people around the world dgMarket Vietnam is a sub portal of the Vietnam Development Gateway which has already won multiple awards for its pioneering

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/08/07/australia-sponsors-dgmarket-for-online-tenders-in-vietnam/ (2016-02-15)
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