3 Steps to Implement USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579

3 Steps to Implement USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579

Published on: Jul 01 2015 by Siobhan Green - 7 Comments
As promised, here is an overview of the steps needed to create an open data plan in order to be compliant with USAID’s new Open Data Policy It is really easy to get lost in the weeds on this stuff, so I am only outlining...
Does Technology Make Monitoring and Evaluation More or Less Efficient?

Does Technology Make Monitoring and Evaluation More or Less Efficient?

Published on: Jun 29 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify...
3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

Published on: Jun 26 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Having worked for ten years in tech-enabled monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), I think we need to address three systemic issues: complexity, interoperability and affordability. This is important because money and...
Please RSVP Now: The Good, Bad, and Ugly in Public-Private Partnerships

Please RSVP Now: The Good, Bad, and Ugly in Public-Private Partnerships

Published on: Jun 25 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
  San Francisco – July 7th – RSVP Now Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are now a major component of international development. Since 2001, USAID has formed more than 1,500 public-private partnerships with...
Could OER Improve Community Health Worker Training?

Could OER Improve Community Health Worker Training?

Published on: Jun 24 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Billions of dollars are being invested in finding solutions to Africa’s most pressing health needs. In particular there is a focus on the role of frontline health workers (FLHWs) such as nurses, midwives, and community...
3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

Published on: Jun 22 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be “customer-centric.”...
UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

Published on: Jun 19 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Application of drones for development is a new area in Ghana, however it is rapidly evolving with significant potential to aid Ghana’s development agenda in the area of health, agriculture, security, road safety and traffic...
USAID Global Development Lab Supported Projects Catalog

USAID Global Development Lab Supported Projects Catalog

Published on: Jun 17 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
For decades, USAID and its partners have successfully tackled some of the world’s toughest challenges by developing and implementing innovative breakthroughs—from the seeds of the green revolution, to microfinance, to...
Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative

Published on: Jun 16 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
FHI 360 and USAID invite you to RSVP now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative to join your colleagues and peers thinking about the new digital development principles we all should be following. The Principles Working...
The Future is Here with Sensors and Geospatial Analytics in International Development

The Future is Here with Sensors and Geospatial Analytics in International Development

Published on: Jun 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Electronic sensors, tiny circuits that detect and monitor the characteristics of their environment, have seen a geometric improvement in the past five years. Sensors that once cost tens of thousands of dollars are now available...