Citizen Engagement

Development Gateway promotes active citizen engagement in the development process. We believe that governments, donors and international organizations can turn open conversations into positive action. Our solutions help partners “open up” development information and gather feedback from key constituents. As a co-founder and anchor member of Feedback Labs, we aim to enhance the critical feedback loops between citizens and their governments.

Open Data & Transparency

Development Gateway is a global leader among organizations that foster Open Data for development. Development Gateway is co-founder and anchor tenant of the Washington, DC-based OpenGovHub and a member of the Nepal OpenGovHub, as well. We have been a leading voice in the International Aid Transparency Initiative from its inception. We work with partner country governments to host and maintain public aid information portals and we serve as the technical arm of AidData, the largest available public source of aid and development-related data. We are also an early implementer of emerging Open Contracting principles.
Development Gateway can help a range of partners make development data transparent and accessible.

Citizen Engagement Expertise

Development Gateway builds platforms that help citizens, governments and organizations engage in the development process, hold leaders accountable, and drive behavior change.


The Open.AidData portal, launched in partnership with the World Bank Institute, provides resources for researchers or citizens seeking to better understand aid information, and for organizations that want to make their activities more transparent. Visit Open.AidData to access the UCDP/AidData Geocoding Methodology, which can be adapted for use by any development organization, or to download data sets from development banks and learn more about related open data initiatives.