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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 - 7 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 - Leave a Comment
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 - Leave a Comment
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 - Leave a Comment
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...
The Most Influential USAID Paragraph on Mobile Money

The Most Influential USAID Paragraph on Mobile Money

Published on: Nov 18 2013 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Back in December 2011, I organized a Technology Salon on mobile money with Menekse Gencer and Priya Jaisinghani to figure out how we could increase mobile money...
3 ICT4E Initiatives Using Technology to Improve Education in Rwanda

3 ICT4E Initiatives Using Technology to Improve Education in Rwanda

Published on: Nov 08 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
The Technology Salon on How is ICT Impacting Education in Rwanda? in Washington, DC featured lead discussants David Rurangirwa, ICT/Education Specialist for USAID/Rwanda,...
Landscape Survey: Mobiles and Youth Workforce Development

Landscape Survey: Mobiles and Youth Workforce Development

Published on: Oct 14 2013 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
Youth make up 17 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...