The Internet Alliance for Economic Development (IAED) is a coalition of Bulgarian public and private institutions and individuals established in Sofia in June 1999 to foster wider use of Internet and related technologies to the benefit of economic and social development in the country.
The Alliance provides an appropriate platform for combining the interests of various stakeholder groups. It brings together members of Parliament, government ministers, officials from different ministries and government agencies, Bulgarian National Bank, private business associations and major Bulgarian NGOs.
Its goal is to promote the use of modern information and communication technologies as a tool for accelerating economic growth in Bulgaria and building the information society.
In its quality of a large public-private coalition for promotion of knowledge economy, the Alliance will play an active role in the implementation of the Bulgaria Development Gateway (BDG) project - a country-level component of the World Bank initiated Global Development Gateway.