From a print publication to the most official and up-to-date online platform for international development opportunities.
United Nations Development Business (UNDB) supports transparency and fair global competition in the procurement market by aggregating and organizing procurement information to make it easily accessible and useful.
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) launched UNDB in 1978 with the support of the World bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank.
Today, UNDB continues to be committed in its support of transparency and fair competition in procurement.
|1978||UNDB launches as a biweekly print publication|
|1989||UNDB opens a liaison office at the World Bank|
|1999||UNDB introduces online services|
|2005||UNDB launches online platform|
|2012||UNDB discontinues print publication and fully transitions to online publishing (ca. 16,000 tenders annually)|
|2019||UNDB unveils new and upgraded online platform|