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Development Gateway Foundation

The Development Gateway Foundation (DGF) was founded in 2001. It aims to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to bridge the digital divide between developing and industrialised countries. Since 2004 the Foundation has been independent and is recognised as a non-profit organisation.

The DGF brings together public and private-sector partners via the Internet, in order to provide access to knowledge relevant for development. The Foundation supports activities in about 50 countries, in which national Development Gateways are being set up. It holds an annual forum on ICT and development.

Along with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the Ethiopian government, the DGF has developed an Aid Management Platform (AMP). This instrument is supposed to help partner countries to better coordinate donor funds and other aid inputs in future, and to manage the process of donor harmonisation independently. Currently AMPs are being used in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Montenegro and Tanzania.

The BMZ has contributed some ten million euros to the DGF since it was founded.

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Development Gateway Foundation (DGF)

1889 F Street, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: +1 / 202 / 5 72 92 00
Fax: +1 / 202 / 5 72 92 90

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