4 Challenges to Reaching 3.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users by 2020

4 Challenges to Reaching 3.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users by 2020

Published on: Nov 24 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
According to new data released by GSMA Intelligence, 3.8 billion people or half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the Internet by 2020. And where will almost all of the additional mobile...
Want People to Answer Your Mobile Survey? Pay Them!

Want People to Answer Your Mobile Survey? Pay Them!

Published on: Nov 21 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
So, you’re an M&E Tech expert and you’re gearing up to deliver the Survey Instrument of the Century—the one that’ll gather data on every indicator you need, at the same time, at massive scale, and...
Please RSVP for Our Twitter Chat on December 4th: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Please RSVP for Our Twitter Chat on December 4th: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Published on: Nov 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Safety and transparency are very important issues when it comes to sending and receiving digital payments within developing countries. Establishing trust in digital payments system and sufficient levels of consumer protection...
Learning is a Two-Way Street with Hack at Home by Innovate Salone

Learning is a Two-Way Street with Hack at Home by Innovate Salone

Published on: Nov 17 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When Global Minimum Inc. launched it’s first Innovation Lab in March 2014 as part of the Innovate Salone program in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus had just broken out. It was worrisome, but Ebola was not a new...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry of Health to build and implement Malawi’s first national,...
Please RSVP Now for  Build for Sustainability: ICT4D Principle 4

Please RSVP Now for Build for Sustainability: ICT4D Principle 4

Published on: Nov 13 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The Greentree Consensus represents a concerted effort by donors to capture the most important lessons learned by the development community in the implementation of information and communications technology for development...
Join the M&E Tech NetHope Working Group on November 18th

Join the M&E Tech NetHope Working Group on November 18th

Published on: Nov 12 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Interest in monitoring and evaluation, particularly in the context of using technology for development, has grown exponentially over the past few years. As more and more programs integrate the use of technology to achieve...
3 Reasons Why We Need Business Analysts in ICT4D

3 Reasons Why We Need Business Analysts in ICT4D

Published on: Nov 10 2014 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
In a recent M&E Tech event, I was involved in a great discussion about how technology can be leveraged to augment, support, and prove program outcomes, with the understood challenge of how to prove its value as an investment...
Please RSVP Now for Fail Fest DC 2014

Please RSVP Now for Fail Fest DC 2014

Published on: Nov 07 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Failure. No one likes to admit they failed. Yet, failure is normal. We all fail. More importantly, we must fail! Failure is the only true mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what...
How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos

How Digital Tools Can Support Reading Culture in Laos

Published on: Nov 05 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In the course of a six-month, one-woman survey of public Internet access venues in Vientiane, I spent most of my time in Laos’s capital city in libraries and cybercafés. When I mentioned my project to expat and Lao professionals,...