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5 Insights for Better Mobile-First Web Solutions

5 Insights for Better Mobile-First Web Solutions

Published on: Aug 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I’ve been producing and managing successful M4Dev services for 5 years now in my role as product & project manager at Every1Mobile, and along the way I’ve...
Please Stop Asking for Equipment Donations. There is NO Hardware Santa Claus

Please Stop Asking for Equipment Donations. There is NO Hardware Santa Claus

Published on: Jul 24 2015 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, I was asked to help find a donor that would give a program several hundred Android tablets to support a new ICT4D initiative. I was a little surprised...
VAS Vendors: The M4D Partners You Did Not Know You Were Missing

VAS Vendors: The M4D Partners You Did Not Know You Were Missing

Published on: Jul 22 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Imagine gaining 200K subscribers in two weeks in Zimbabwe or reaching 11 million subscribers in Bihar, India through a mobile for development program. Either would...
Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

Stop Reinventing the Flat Tire with Custom Software Development

Published on: Jul 10 2015 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
News flash: most nonprofits are terrible at software development, open-sourcing is not a sustainability plan, and constantly re-inventing the wheel is a poor way...
Why BIG Data Matters for Lower Mekong Countries

Why BIG Data Matters for Lower Mekong Countries

Published on: Jul 03 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
While big data represents a new era of computing, what does it mean for civil society organizations in Southeast Asia? How can nations in the Lower Mekong harvest...
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...
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...
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...
5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops

5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops

Published on: Jun 01 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Not being able to operate a phone is one of the most reported barriers to women adopting and using mobile technology and ultimately accessing life-enhancing mobile...
5 Principles for Better Universal Service Fund Investments

5 Principles for Better Universal Service Fund Investments

Published on: May 29 2015 by Steve Song - 8 Comments
Telecommunications is a lucrative business that generates a great deal of profit for network operators. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, telecommunications...