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Bring Your Innovative Workforce Ideas to USAID Indonesia

Bring Your Innovative Workforce Ideas to USAID Indonesia

Published on: Jul 27 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
On June 24, 2015, USAID/Indonesia announced a call for creative ideas on how to develop an inclusive and vibrant workforce that harnesses the skills and talents...
3 Reasons Why Your Next Online Community Idea Will Fail

3 Reasons Why Your Next Online Community Idea Will Fail

Published on: Jul 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
As the initiator of three successful websites, EduTechDebate, OLPC News, and ICTworks, I am often asked to help others create online communities. Now they can be...
New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 03 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Have you read the USAID Procurement Executive Bulletin NO. 2014-06 that promotes the use of electronic payments at the procurement/assistance planning and award...
New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

Published on: Apr 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development
The Digital Financial Services for Development Handbook was developed by USAID and FHI360 for use by USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution...
What is the Future of ICT4D in Cuba?

What is the Future of ICT4D in Cuba?

Published on: Mar 20 2015 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The US Government has a mixed record in using technology to help the Cuban people improve their lives. Most of its attempts ended in failure, some painful for everyone...
Top Takeaways from UNESCO and UN Women’s Mobile Learning Week

Top Takeaways from UNESCO and UN Women’s Mobile Learning Week

Published on: Mar 09 2015 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
UNESCO and UN Women’s recent Mobile Learning Week conference in Paris was an ICT-focused event that brought together over 1,000 participants from more than 70...
New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

Published on: Mar 06 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
Today, the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme releases its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the...
How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

Published on: Feb 20 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?
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...
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 - Comments Off on If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?
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...
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 - Comments Off on On a Job Search? Join the ICT4D Jobs Mailing List!
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’...