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  • Morocco to Deploy Electronic Government Procurement System with Support of Development Gateway, Government of Italy and World Bank | Development Gateway
    the project will come from the Development Gateway s e Government Grants Program a partnership with the Government of Italy The World Bank will provide additional co funding The project includes a new procurement management system and a national public tender website to increase access to government contract information More transparent and efficient procurement systems will provide a strong stimulus to economic and social development in Morocco said the Honorable Rachid Talbi El Alami Morocco s Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in Charge of General and Economic Affairs We aim to reduce government contracting costs while helping small and mid size Moroccan firms gain easier access to procurement opportunities The e Government Grants Program provides a mechanism for the funding and rapid implementation of e government initiatives in developing countries It is a key component in the Development Gateway s overall efforts to build capacity and increase efficiency in the public sector with a special focus on procurement and the management of international aid The Honorable Lucio Stanca Italy s Minister for Innovation and Technologies said This is further proof of the Government of Italy s commitment to fostering friendship and mutual understanding among Mediterranean countries and to helping

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/03/01/morocco-to-deploy-electronic-government-procurement-system/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Francis Dogo To Lead Country Operations of Development Gateway | Development Gateway
    Internet solutions in developing countries for effective aid coordination and government procurement as well as other areas of high impact As Director Country Operations Mr Dogo 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 Development Gateway s network of local Country Gateway partners in addition to direct work with the respective national governments Mr Dogo joined the Development Gateway in 2001 Prior to this promotion he was Manager of the foundation s Country Gateways Program which has helped establish 50 locally owned social enterprise partnerships to provide web related services supporting local development Prior to the Development Gateway he spent several years as a financial analyst at Bloomberg Financial Markets and has additional experience in international business and private sector development Mr Dogo brings the right combination of experience and skills to this position including a strong background in business and finance

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/02/07/francis-dogo-to-lead-country-operations-of-development-gateway/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virtual education software progress in India | Development Gateway
    for Development of Advanced Computing which leads the Indian Government funded Development Gateway ICT Research and Training Centre has published a technical paper on building virtual classroom situations using the center s Vartalaap software The open source software is being developed to cater to the online communications needs of people in their local language Read Vartalaap Virtual Classroom System For information on the India center and its ICT4D projects click

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2006/01/09/virtual-education-software-progress-in-india/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Increasing Business by Going Online | Development Gateway
    demand for her products and watched her business grow In 1992 Flotea Masawe started her own company selling batiks Her idea was to empower women economically by training them to create beautiful textiles and generate income The company Marvelous Batiks produces apparel and home decorations featuring designs with motifs using animals of the Serengeti and simply drawn figures adorned with geometric shapes For years Ms Masawe traveled around with samples of her wares to local shops fairs and open markets She carried large albums stuffed with pictures of her products and samples of the material Her marketing strategy relied heavily on word of mouth In 2004 the Tanzania Development Gateway a nonprofit organization designed to share resources on economic development advised Ms Masawe to establish a Web site Its staff created an online product catalogue template so she could upload pictures of her products Encouraged she took the next step of registering the site She also received additional assistance to learn how to update and maintain it Ms Masawe now attracts visitors to her site and links to other Web sites She uses e mail to build relationships with her customers and has witnessed the effect of the Internet on

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2005/10/19/increasing-business-by-going-online/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Improving Aid Management in Ethiopia | Development Gateway
    Harmonization The World Bank In May 2005 the Government of Ethiopia completed the first implementation of Development Gateway s new Aid Management Platform AMP a Web based information sharing system that streamlines aid reporting and management processes for developing country governments and their donors With a majority of its 73 million people living in poverty Ethiopia s need for aid is urgent Yet the lack of efficient systems to analyze and report on aid flows has hampered the full disbursement of committed donor funds To make matters worse the challenges of working with the differing reporting rules of multiple donors have been overwhelming eating up scarce administrative resources that could be put to better use AMP is helping change this situation as part of a larger effort in Ethiopia to build the government s capacity to carry out the country s poverty reduction program More than a technical solution AMP supports a new results oriented approach to aid management that is in line with the recommendations of the 2005 Paris Declaration on aid coordination and harmonization By giving governments and their development partners access to standardized information about aid activities in a country AMP enables better planning allocation and disbursement

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2005/06/19/improving-aid-management-in-ethiopia/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Development Gateway Helps Spur Development | Development Gateway
    stop shop for information on the country and as a portal to connect with the rest of the world Housed by the National University of Rwanda in just three years the Gateway has experienced a steady increase in the demand for its services Through a combination of income generating services and pro bono work the Gateway works with a wide range of clients and partners leading the Web and content development market in Rwanda with its technology expertise and open source tools It is part of the Country Gateway program designed to promote local adaptations of ICT for development Jean Philbert Nsengimana manager of the Gateway summarizes the organization s impact by saying We help people take advantage of the opportunities that the information society brings He points out that many decision makers focus on technological development rather than how technology can spur development The Gateway is making progress on both fronts Through a variety of projects the gateway links individuals and organizations with the information and tools they need to succeed For example working with the ministry of agriculture and other stakeholders the Gateway is setting up an e agriculture program so that staff and the public can access information such as trade figures and prices of coffee and tea with the click of a mouse The Gateway also created an online management information system to help support a project dedicated to strengthening communication between local Rwandans and the Rwandan diaspora This project has made it possible for Rwandans living abroad to return to Rwanda for short term volunteer work helping to reverse the effects of the outflow of skills and expertise The principle behind the Country Gateways program is that local entities understand their market best Each gateway brings together its own team to customize Web based tools

    Original URL path: http://www.developmentgateway.org/2005/04/19/development-gateway-helps-spur-development/ (2016-02-15)
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