DevelopmentEx.com. Utilizing IT to Improve the Development Process. How IT Can Promote Development. 5 ways IT can help. 1 Improving worker productivity 2 Promoting trade and markets 3 Delivering social services more efficiently 4 Promoting community and democracy
Utilizing IT to Improve the Development Process
5 ways IT can help
1 Improving worker productivity
2 Promoting trade and markets
3 Delivering social services more efficiently
4 Promoting community and democracy
issues companies/NGOs face
High Administrative Costs – How can I manage international projects with onerous government regulations inexpensively?
Lack of transparency – How can I find out what projects are out there and what they entail?
Dearth of host country involvement – Where do I find professionals local to the country where the project is based, instead of staffing only Western consultants?
Small number of firms/NGOs dominate the field – How can an “outside the Beltway” firm/NGO break in?
leading website for development professionals
Building a community of development professionals – 75,000 Global Development Briefing subscribers
Reducing administrative costs – nearly every major US-based development firm/NGO is a premium (paying) member, plus several abroad
Promoting local capacity – approx. 10,000 consultants and firms/NGOs from around the world are registered (free) members, marketing themselves for development project work
Creating transparency – more than a dozen researchers around the world systematically tracking development projects
change factors for DevelopmentEx and donors
Untied aid agreements
Internet-based bidding systems
Increased transparency in procurement process
Partnerships between for-profit and non-profit organizations
More South-South development projects