Posts Tagged ‘USAID’:

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

Published on: Sep 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Have you read the recent USAID/Malawi RFA for The Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE)? There on page 13, wedged between the...
New USAID Handbook: How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

New USAID Handbook: How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

Published on: Aug 18 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The rapid explosion of mobile phone access globally, which has extended to even some of the most remote communities, has set off a rush of interest in trying to...
4 Best Practices to Bring the World’s Knowledge to Burma

4 Best Practices to Bring the World’s Knowledge to Burma

Published on: Jul 02 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Just three years ago, a repressive government and international sanctions had effectively closed Burma to the outside world. Yet over the past few years the country...
Are We Using Facebook Enough?

Are We Using Facebook Enough?

Published on: Apr 30 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In the developing world, a teacher’s connection to information and his or her personal learning network are key factors in the quality of education students receive,...
Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Published on: Apr 11 2014 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, D. Jerome Martin tweeted that he was happy that 50% of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures grantees were conducting randomized control trials...
Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Imagine the scene: a stale conference room off Barcelona’s lively La Rambla, an assortment of techies, government bureaucrats, and development contractors...
The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

Published on: Mar 28 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off
How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper...
You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Published on: Feb 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off
ICT projects are often riddled with challenges such as power, heat, humidity, and unstable electrical systems, all of which are common to development practitioners. Why...
Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Published on: Feb 03 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
USAID is gathering information on ICT4D projects or activities that have embodied progressive project design principles to show how these principals can help technology...
RSVP Now for Mobile Solutions Forum Asia 2014

RSVP Now for Mobile Solutions Forum Asia 2014

Published on: Nov 22 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
What are the leading mobile innovations in Asia? Who are the thought leaders and decision makers? How can development practitioners leverage both the innovations...