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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...
What Is the Logical Conclusion for Citizen Feedback Systems?

What Is the Logical Conclusion for Citizen Feedback Systems?

Published on: Nov 03 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I’ll confess, I’ve never been a huge fan of M&E. While I absolutely love the data and statistics and numbers and fascinating insights of a good...
The One Thing Everyone Should Do Now to Improve Program M&E

The One Thing Everyone Should Do Now to Improve Program M&E

Published on: Oct 29 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
There is a simple solution that is useful throughout the project cycle, takes 10 minutes to set up, is used by millions of organizations worldwide but seldom used...
Please RSVP Now: Is 3D Printing a Relevant Technology for Development?

Please RSVP Now: Is 3D Printing a Relevant Technology for Development?

Published on: Oct 24 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
IREX Tech Deep Dive – RSVP now Just as the Internet changed the communications world in the 1990’s, 3D printing is set to change the physical world. We...
3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact

3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact

Published on: Oct 20 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
We so often hear that people want more case studies of M4D services that, have scaled to reach wider audiences, or are showcasing new innovative approaches. GSMA’s...
Should International Businesses Be Cautious of the Cloud’s Security?

Should International Businesses Be Cautious of the Cloud’s Security?

Published on: Oct 17 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In today’s technological age it’s rare to meet someone that doesn’t have an opinion on the cloud and its various applications in both the consumer...
How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

Published on: Oct 13 2014 by Craig Newmark - Leave a Comment
Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on...
Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Published on: Oct 10 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients...
Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change with UAVs

Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change with UAVs

Published on: Sep 26 2014 by Maria Andersen - Leave a Comment
Sadly, developing countries are some of the largest emitters of global pollution. Yet for the poor, the emission of pollutants, and their detrimental effects on...
Drones: Political Activist’s New Best Friend?

Drones: Political Activist’s New Best Friend?

Published on: Sep 22 2014 by Maria Andersen - 1 Comment
In many countries, political protests remain a risky business. If a protest goes right, it can result in reformed policies or political change. When it goes wrong,...