| The Bulgaria Development
Gateway (BgDG) is a civil society led initiative aimed at facilitating the
country's transition into an information, or knowledge-based society by consolidating
the national dialogue on ICT for development and promoting a common vision among
the relevant stakeholders in government, business, civil society, academic and
research communities, and international donor organizations. The Bulgaria Development Gateway initiative was made possible
through a project of the Center for the Study of Democracy. It began
with a planning phase completed in the period March-November 2001.
Since then with the support of the Development Gateway Foundation a wide coalition of development stakeholders has been
forged to uphold BgDG's mission.
The Center for the Study of Democracy, the World Bank, the Applied Research and Communications Fund, the Bulgarian Internet Alliance for Economic Development, and Coalition 2000, as well as a number of public sector officials, representatives of large IT companies, private business associations and major Bulgarian NGOs, continue to be committed to the development values and partnering with BgDG.