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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 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