How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

Published on: Feb 20 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Bringing mBanking to Bangladesh has had many bumps along the road. Before introducing mBanking to Bangladesh, 87% of the population didn’t have a bank account even though many individuals were subscribed to a mobile device....
If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?

If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?

Published on: Feb 18 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Ethics is an ever-present theme in Development and one which is sometimes overlooked in ICT4D/Technology for Development – a field in which people can sometimes get carried away with the supposed transformational potential...
The Technology Helping Cambodia’s Disconnected and Hardest to Reach

The Technology Helping Cambodia’s Disconnected and Hardest to Reach

Published on: Feb 16 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 report published by the United Nation Development Program...
Can a Map be an Ultimate Organisational Signpost?

Can a Map be an Ultimate Organisational Signpost?

Published on: Feb 13 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Maps are easy to understand and sometimes fun to explore. A lot of work is going on around digital mapping at the project level and we wanted to explore its potential at the organisational level. In late 2012, with support...
Evaluating Tech Tools – From Pilot Projects to Entire Sectors

Evaluating Tech Tools – From Pilot Projects to Entire Sectors

Published on: Feb 11 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICT4D and M4D as fields are both exciting and clumsy, still in their infancy and most consistent in how quickly they are changing. The M&E Tech Deep Dive in New York in early October 2014 mustered up familiar conversations...
Get Certified in 3D Printing for Social Good with TechChange

Get Certified in 3D Printing for Social Good with TechChange

Published on: Feb 09 2015 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
3D printing is primed to change our physical world. Twenty years after the Internet and cell phones fundamentally changed how humans communicate with each other and exchange information, this new technology is set to revolutionize...
8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women

8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women

Published on: Feb 06 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
I was recently in Bangladesh, working with the GSMA Connected Women Innovation Fund grantee BRAC Bangladesh to conduct user testing for their mobile education product with teenage female users. As outlined in a previous...
A Free Catalogue of Affordable ICT4D Options

A Free Catalogue of Affordable ICT4D Options

Published on: Feb 04 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Smaller nonprofits and social enterprises often report outdated, small-scale data on their social impact to their donors and stakeholders. Instead, what if they had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data...
Please RSVP for Digital Development Principle 6: Open ICT4D

Please RSVP for Digital Development Principle 6: Open ICT4D

Published on: Feb 02 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Futures Group and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs are pleased to invite you to RSVP now for Principle 6 for Digital Development: Using Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source, and Open Innovation. The...
On a Job Search? Join the ICT4D Jobs Mailing List!

On a Job Search? Join the ICT4D Jobs Mailing List!

Published on: Jan 30 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
If you’re looking to join the ICT4D field (or want to find a new job in ICT), be sure to sign up for the ICT4D Job Opportunities mailing list, run by ICTworks’ own Wayan Vota and Asia Hege. Not only will you...