An international nonprofit delivering technology and information solutions for international development.

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Our mission is to empower practitioners, governments, and citizens with the knowledge they need to improve lives. We co-create information solutions and cultivate skills to turn information into lasting results.

The world is changing faster than ever. Tackling the world’s toughest development challenges requires innovation, collaboration, and iteration. Development Gateway builds on nearly two decades of technical expertise to develop tools, processes, and custom analyses to help partners better target their development interventions, achieve results, and give voice to citizens.


  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Moldova
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam

  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • The World Bank Group
  • OECD
  • United Nations Development Group
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Fund For Shared Insight
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Development
  • UK Department for International Development
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • US Agency for International Development
  • European Comission
  • DEXIS Consulting Group
  • EITI Secretariat
  • ESRI
  • Forcier Consulting
  • GlobalGiving
  • IMC Worldwide
  • Institute of Development Studies
  • The International Solutions Group
  • Keystone Accountability
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • Plan International
  • Reboot
  • Social Impact
  • Athena Infonomics
  • DataVision International
  • Management Frontiers
  • Research Trust Limited
  • Brigham Young University
  • The College of William & Mary
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas at Austin

AidData logo

A research and innovation lab which seeks to make development information open, accessible, and useful for decision makers; Development Gateway is a co-founder.

Open Gov Hub logo

The home and community gathering point for open government groups and activities in the Washington, DC area; Development Gateway is a co-founder.

Feedback Labs logo

A consortium of organizations committed to making governments, NGOs, and donors more responsive to their constituents; Development Gateway is a co-founder.


IATI aims to make information about aid and development spending easier to access, use and understand; Development Gateway is a member of the Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group.

OAP collects and opens data to engage stakeholders in evidence-based discussions, improving aid transparency and effectiveness. Development Gateway is a founding partner.

GPSDD supports data-driven decision-making by catalyzing more open, new, and usable data to help end extreme poverty, combat climate change, and ensure a healthy life for all. Development Gateway is a Champion.

Board of Directors

Adrianus Melkert
Chair of the Board

Mr. Melkert is currently a senior independent adviser to private corporations, governments, and civil society; as well as a facilitator/speaker on governance, development, energy, and employment policy matters across the globe. Mr. Melkert is a former cabinet minister of Social Affairs and Employment of The Netherlands, credited for leading a successful turnaround of national unemployment. He has also served as Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group; Associate Administrator of the UN Development Programme; and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq.

V.S. Subrahmanian
Secretary, Chair of Audit Committee

Professor of computer science; director of the University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Science.

Rudolf Haggenmueller
Chair of the Finance Committee

Vice President of Cirquent GmbH, Professor at Munich University; Chair of IT for European Advancement, the EUREKA Cluster on Software-Intensive Systems and Services.

Lindsay Coates
Chair of the Funding Committee

President of InterAction.

Nathaniel Heller
Board member

A Managing Director at the Results for Development Institute (R4D).

Homi Kharas, Ph.D
Board member

A Senior Fellow and Deputy Director in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.

Brenda Killen
Board member

Deputy Director of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate.

Mamadou Lamine Loum
Board member

Leading economist; former Prime Minister of Senegal.

Mary O'Kane, Ph.D
Board member

New South Wales Chief Scientist and Engineer; Executive Chairman of Mary O’Kane & Associates Pty Ltd; former Chair of the Board of DG; and former president of the University of Adelaide.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ph.D
Board member

Former Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance of Nigeria, and former Managing Director at the World Bank.

Jean-Louis Sarbib
CEO of Development Gateway (ex officio, non-voting)


Jean-Louis Sarbib
Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Louis Sarbib is currently Chief Executive Officer at Development Gateway, an international nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to reduce poverty in developing nations by improving aid effectiveness, governance, and transparency through information technology. Mr. Sarbib joined the board of the Development Gateway in 2004 and was elected chair in 2008. In March 2009, the board asked him to serve as chief executive officer.

From 1980 to 2006, Mr. Sarbib was at the World Bank where he occupied a number of senior positions. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Sarbib was the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa and from 2000 to 2003, the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). His last position (2003 – 2006) was as Senior Vice President for human development, with global responsibilities for the World Bank activities in education, health, social protection, and HIV/AIDS.

Upon leaving the Bank, Mr. Sarbib joined Wolfensohn & Company as a managing director from October 2006 to March 2009. A French national, Mr. Sarbib serves on the boards of World Links for Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, The International Center for Conciliation, and FXB International. He served on the board of GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) from 2003 to 2009, the board of UNESCO’s International Institute for Education Planning from 2003 to 2006, chaired the governing board of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (2004-2006), and represented the World Bank at Head of Agency level at the UN-AIDS Committee of Co-Sponsoring Agencies. He has taught at Georgetown University (2008-2010), and served as senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution (2006-2010) and adviser to James Wolfensohn (2006-2010).

Mr. Sarbib graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, before going on to the University of Pennsylvania for a master’s degree in city and regional planning. After working for the French Ministry of Industry as Deputy Director of the Groupe de Reflexion sur les Stratégies Industrielles (GRESI), he returned to teach in the United States, at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

In 2006, Mr. Sarbib was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, and received a Lifetime Award for Diversity and Inclusion by the World Bank. He received numerous honors from the countries where he worked.

Nancy McGuire Choi
Chief Operating Officer

Nancy oversees the day-to-day management and strategic direction of programs in over 30 countries. She focuses on building high-performing teams, continuously improving our solutions and clients’ experiences, and identifying new products and services at the center of transparency and accountability, results management, and citizen engagement. Nancy has extensive experience leading aid management and transparency projects and working with governments and donors around the world.

Previously, Nancy monitored and responded to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Nancy holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA from Harvard University.

Josh Powell
Chief Strategy Officer

Josh manages innovative work within the USAID’s HESN Award, which includes scoping and managing IT programs for coding, sharing, visualizing, and analyzing data; developing in-country pilots using the latest technology; and supporting the technical needs of the Field Operations team.

Josh has managed and supported teams and projects in Nepal, Tunisia, Malawi, Senegal, Haiti, Romania, and Argentina. Josh holds a MS in Public Policy from Brigham Young University and a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore.

Abdoulaye Diatta
Director of Finance

Abdoulaye leads the finance department in ensuring all funds are spent properly and that Development Gateway continues to provide accurate and auditable financial reports to stakeholders. He has over a decade of experience in accounting, federal government contracts, and financial integrity management from the “Big Four”. Fluent in French and English, Abdoulaye holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Fernando Ferreyra
Director of Software Development

Fernando holds over a decade of experience leading technical teams and developing software solutions, with emphasis on user interface and user experience design, across a variety of platforms. He has served as technical lead for projects with UNDP, IADB, European Commission, EITI Secretariat, and national governments worldwide.

Vanessa Goas
Director of Operations

Vanessa manages various programs within the Operations team, including field operations for all in-country geocoding efforts and projects in Kosovo, Honduras, and Moldova. Vanessa received a master of arts degree in international affairs and international development at George Washington University and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Miami.

Martha Staid
Deputy Director of Operations

Martha Staid manages projects at Development Gateway, including innovation pilot programs and development of mapping tools. Previously, she worked at the World Bank in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, as well as at Harvard University and with several NGOs.

She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MA in Literature from University of Durham and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Wilkes Honors College.

Hamadoun Cisse

Hamadoun manages client contracts and financial reports for Development Gateway. Originally from Mali, he previously worked with UNDP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is a candidate for a Masters in Information Systems Technology Management at the George Washington University.

Dina Abdel-Fattah
Senior Associate

Dina has an extensive academic and professional background in international development, with a focus on post-conflict, humanitarian, and disaster-related affairs. At DG, Dina is responsible for managing, implementing, and coordinating several projects, particularly those which incorporate geospatial tools for information management and those which revolve around DG’s humanitarian and disaster-related work. Before joining DG, Dina was a Project Manager at the DESERTEC Foundation in Germany. Dina holds a Master’s of Science in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William & Mary.

Kathryn Alexander

Kathryn supports both project management and business development efforts at DG. Previously she worked in Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching math and science at a rural secondary school before partnering with the World Food Programme to monitor the implementation of its food security programs. Kathryn holds a Master of Public Affairs and International Development from Princeton University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Vinisha Bhatia
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Vinisha supports the Results Data Initiative and other applied research and innovation projects at Development Gateway. Prior to joining DG, Vinisha worked at Innovations for Poverty Action on the research and capacity building team and other M&E projects around the world. She holds a Master’s in International Affairs from The New School.

Taryn Davis
Senior Associate

Taryn supports DG’s Aid Management Program. Previously, she was an Aid Management fellow in Lao, PDR and also worked with DG’s communications team. She formerly worked for the American Red Cross as the Service to Armed Forces Coordinator. Taryn received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

Ionut Dobre
Software Developer

Ionut supports information system projects, including the UNDG Information Management System. He has also worked on implementing the mobile version of the UN Teamworks Application and dgMarket, an open procurement system tracking more than $1 trillion worth of procurement notices. He holds a M.Sc. degree in computer science and also was a teaching assistant for ‘Mobile Software Development’ course.

Paige Kirby
Senior Engagement and Partnerships Associate

Paige manages external communications and supports government and organizational partnerships at Development Gateway. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Andrew Mandelbaum
Senior Associate

Andrew supports DG’s open contracting projects, working closely with government counterparts and technical teams. Before DG, Andrew cofounded and served as vice president of SimSim-Participation Citoyenne, a Moroccan non-profit seeking to help citizens participate in government work through the use of technology. He holds a Master’s in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.

Sarah Orton
Senior Engagement and Partnerships Associate

Sarah supports engagement and partnership efforts at Development Gateway. She works to promote efficiency and effectiveness through data uptake and technology use. Before DG, Sarah worked with Nuru International. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Bijana Sharma Poudel
Senior Accountant

Bijana focuses on ensuring Development Gateway keeps detailed, accurate financial activity records throughout internal and external processses. Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, she started her professional career as a middle school teacher, before moving into commercial banking as a supervisor at the Nepal Investment Bank. In the USA, she worked for Ashoka before joining Development Gateway. Bijana has a business degree from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Stepan Semenukha
Senior IT Analyst

Stepan is responsible for IT systems planning and administration. He designed and implemented DG’s migration to private cloud infrastructure. Stepan has worked in system administration and management in Ukraine, and holds a Master’s degree in State and Public Administration from Moscow State University, Russia.

Beshad Talayminaei
Systems Administrator

Beshad is responsible for supporting and managing DG’s IT systems. These include managing a private cloud of virtual machines, configuring and managing web servers, and designing deployment and configuration management protocols. Beshad has worked with DG as an intern since the Summer of 2015 and joined the team full-time in the Summer of 2016. Beshad has recently received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park.

Mounina Bocoum Wade
In memoriam

In December 2008 Development Gateway lost a beloved colleague, Mounina Bocoum Wade (1974-2008), a development specialist and a member of the aid effectiveness team since 2006. Mounina was instrumental in the evolution and growth of the aid effectiveness program, and worked to strengthen the organization’s presence in Africa.

Previously, Mounina worked as a project manager for IT companies in Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal. She received a master’s degree in computer science from McGill University, and held a bachelor’s degree from the University of Paris, Orsay. She set a standard of excellence in her professional life, but will be remembered above all for her indomitable joie de vivre.


  • Catalin Andrei
    United States of America
  • Julian Eduardo de Anquin
  • Marina Baralo
  • Mauricio Federico Bertoli
  • Daniel Oliva Bianco
  • Alex Boakye
  • Carmen Cañas
    El Salvador
  • Alexandru Cartaleanu
  • Debobroto Chakraborty
  • Viorel Chihai
  • Octavian Ciubotaru
  • Diego Andres Dimunzio
  • Sebastian Dimunzio
  • Brian Hammond
    United Kingdom
  • Gabriel Inchauspe
  • Mark Irura
  • Galina Kalvatcheva
    United States of America
  • Lilit Karapetyan
  • Nadeja Mandrescu
  • Anya Marshall
    United States of America
  • Anush Martirosyan
  • Liliana Mercado
  • Arif Mostafa
  • Fabrice Musoni
  • Gerald Mutuhu
  • Sergiu Nagailic
  • Ousseynou Ngom
  • Monicah Njonjo
  • Aldo Picca
  • Mihai Postelnicu
  • Vanessa Baudin Sanchez
  • Alexei Savca
  • Walter Werner Schneider
  • Susan Stout
    United States of America
  • Llanco Talamantes
    United States of America


Annual Reports

Combined Financial Statements

Form 990s