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  • French Development Agency Selects dgMarket for Online Tenders | Development Gateway
    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 CEO of AFD dgMarket was the most cost effective way for us to help our beneficiaries manage these tenders It will also serve as a tracking tool for all our projects and contribute to the policy of transparency at AFD We welcome this opportunity to partner with the French aid agency said Mark Fleeton CEO of the foundation The dgMarket platform reduces procurement costs by providing a global marketplace to advertise tenders The AFD Web site will extend the reach and coverage of dgMarket For more information visit http afd dgmarket com About the French Development Agency The French Development Agency AFD is a financial institution that supports France s policy of development assistance Through a range of financial tools developed by the AFD the public and private sector in France supports a variety of economic and

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/05/16/french-development-agency-selects-dgmarket-for-online-tenders/ (2016-02-15)
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  • New Office in Brussels | Development Gateway
    foundation as well as Development Gateway International Its staff will work primarily with European donors on ways to support the international aid effectiveness agenda Spiros Voyadzis a Greek citizen will serve as the resident head of the Brussels office and as a senior advisor to Mr Fleeton Formerly a World Bank staff member Mr Voyadzis specializes in international development initiatives and financing Development Gateway International is a not for profit

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/04/25/new-office-in-brussels/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Training Young Minds via Satellite | Development Gateway
    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 made this content further available to over 1 5 million homes via satellite broadcast Accepting the award Lusanda Jiya business development and marketing executive of Mindset Network said In South Africa the government s objective is to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014 and Mindset intends to play its part Since then Mindset has bolstered its operations in South Africa to other rural areas in the Gauteng and North West provinces The award was used to provide additional computers and printers to teachers in the North West province allowing them to plan their lessons using Mindset content that they could download and print on their own time In the Gauteng region the majority of the funds was used to provide follow up visits and educator training to 100 schools of the Thuthuka Gauteng Project which focuses on increasing the capacity of schools to provide better skills training The purpose of the award was to raise

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/04/19/training-young-minds-via-satellite/ (2016-02-15)
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  • New Web Site Focuses on Arab Reform | Development Gateway
    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 to the Development Gateway Foundation s extensive network of virtual communities where members exchange information on development issues Currently there are approximately 36 000 registered users of the network Our platform has proven to be an effective way for development practitioners to exchange knowledge and to collaborate said Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation We were pleased to have this opportunity to add a community that will build bridges of understanding between the Arab and non Arab worlds The main objective of this project is to create and maintain an Arabic version of the Development Gateway portal originally in English according to Ismail Serageldin director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina This Arabic version will constitute a pan Arab portal containing key resources relevant to a broad spectrum of reform issues in the Arab region Visit the new Arabic portal About the Bibliotheca Alexandrina The Bibliotheca Alexandrina aspires to be the world s window on Egypt Egypt s window on the

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/04/04/new-web-site-focuses-on-arab-reform/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Launch of Brazilian Portal to Promote National ICT Development | Development Gateway
    country gateways supported by the Development Gateway Foundation The e Brazil portal in English and Portuguese brings together information and discussions related to the use of information and communications technologies ICTs to build a more equitable and more competitive Brazil The goal is to show the contributions ICT organizations are making to achieve these two basic objectives Another goal is to build consensus around public policies in support of these objectives It is important in the socioeconomic development of the country that Brazilians have access to the most recent information about these technologies and how they can make a difference in their lives said Peter Knight of Telemática e Desenvolvimento Ltda and coordinator of the e Brazil project The portal facilitates knowledge sharing and it highlights innovations in this sector The domain of the e Brazil portal was made available by the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce which used it for the publication of the work of the first e Brazil project carried out in 2002 and 2003 In September 2006 the chamber adopted the e Brazil program as its own The e Brazil portal is part of the Country Gateway Network Its development is supported by Banco Hoje Brisa

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2007/02/06/launch-of-brazilian-portal-to-promote-national-ict-development/ (2016-02-15)
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  • High-tech Partnership to Aid Developing Countries | Development Gateway
    management and financial management systems that will bring together national budgets and aid management for more effective efficient and transparent aid coordination The new solution provided by the Development Gateway Foundation and FreeBalance enables government to align aid with national priorities and reduce the cost of fiscal reporting on expenditures The integrated solution will also provide a tool for governments to track and improve development outcomes FreeBalance public financial management software is used by governments in the developed and developing worlds to manage more than 100 billion annually in public funds By integrating aid management with the national budget preparation and budget execution processes development planners will be able to view all available fiscal resources as well as planned and ongoing development activities With development assistance on the rise the need to integrate aid management with government financial management systems is more urgent now than ever noted Mark Fleeton CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation We are confident that this partnership will have an immediate impact on the effectiveness of international aid and will provide the tools necessary to enable new levels of government transparency and fiscal accountability The Development Gateway plays an important role in the effective delivery of international aid and we are excited by the opportunity to work together for the benefit of our customers and governments in the developing world said Manuel Schiappa Pietra president and CEO of FreeBalance We ve taken the first step by integrating our budgeting and accounting modules with the Aid Management Platform and we are anxious to move forward and deliver results where they re needed most The integration also advances the international aid effectiveness agenda as reflected in the Paris Declaration of 2005 FreeBalance financial management software serves as an auditable indicator for the Paris Declaration The Aid Management Platform

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/12/19/high-tech-partnership-to-aid-developing-countries/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Tejari Partners with Development Gateway Foundation to Create ‘Manshoori’ Online Government Tender Service for Middle East Market | Development Gateway
    governments in emerging markets Adding tenders from Middle East countries to dgMarket via the new Manshoori service is an important step in our plan to attract users and build this service into a one stop shop for government contracting worldwide said Mark Fleeton Chief Executive Officer of the Development Gateway The stronger dgMarket becomes the more we are able to help firms in emerging markets to access international business opportunities Moreover by joining Manshoori any government can increase competition and reduce public procurement costs Manshoori slated for launch by January 2007 will enable governments across the Middle East to create online tenders in English and Arabic to widen the pool of organizations bidding on infrastructure and other keys projects Both regional and international organizations will then have the opportunity to respond to these electronic procurement requests which Tejari anticipates will reach several billion dollars in the first year of Manshoori s operation Regional governments have become increasingly comfortable with the online procurement model due to the cost savings and increased efficiency it delivers Manshoori creates a real time tendering platform for the billions of dollars in development projects currently taking place around the region from energy and gas to telecommunications electricity and healthcare said Omar Hijazi Chief Executive Officer Tejari Our exclusive agreement covers 17 countries in the Arab world allowing Manshoori to support the entire Arab World Furthermore our existing Tejari auctions will be made visible on the global dgMarket website providing our customers access to an expansive base of international suppliers added Hijazi The global dgMarket website provides easy access to information on more than 500 billion worth of public sector contracts each year in 19 languages These include government contracts in 150 countries funded through international lending agencies such as the World Bank plus nearly all other

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/12/06/tejari-partners-with-dg-to-create-manshoori-online-government-tender-service/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog | Development Gateway
    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 Continue reading Australian Mark Fleeton Appointed CEO of Development Gateway Foundation March 28 2006 Andrea Calabrese Mr Mark Fleeton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Development Gateway Foundation an independent spin off of the World Bank The Development Gateway s mission is to leverage the Internet for the benefit of people in developing countries providing online solutions to strengthen good governance improve the effectiveness of international aid and support local and global knowledge sharing initiatives Continue reading Getting Mozambique Online March 19 2006 Andrea Calabrese MozambiqueWhen 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 Continue reading Morocco to Deploy Electronic Government Procurement System with Support of Development Gateway Government of Italy and World Bank March 01 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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 Continue reading Francis Dogo To Lead Country Operations of Development Gateway February 07 2006 Andrea Calabrese 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

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/blog/page30/ (2016-02-15)
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