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Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Published on: Jul 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I firmly believe in Kentaro Toyama’s maxim that technology magnifies human intent (read his book Geek Heresy?), and since I am an optimist, I therefore believe...
The ICT4D Opportunities and Challenges in Child-Centric Development

The ICT4D Opportunities and Challenges in Child-Centric Development

Published on: Jul 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Children, ICT and Development, a report for the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, by the ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Jigsaw...
What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

Published on: Jun 11 2015 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
Every year, waves of excited young professionals graduate with university degrees in international development and become our colleagues and co-workers. I would...
How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

Published on: May 27 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The growing access to information and communication technologies in developing communities is having a transformative effect on the way in which international relief...
Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP)...
Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing?

Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing?

Published on: Apr 24 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Last year, James BonTempo, Director of ICT and Innovation at Johns Hopkins CCP wrote that ICT4D is slowly dying. ICT4D enthusiasts had a lot to say in response,...
4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

Published on: Apr 03 2015 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
World famous entrepreneurs Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla, and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, have both recently announced separate...
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...
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...
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...