What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

Published on: May 16 2019 by Linda Raftree - Leave a Comment
  Donors such as USAID have a critical role to play in encouraging greater respect and protection of the data of vulnerable individuals and groups. They can help to reduce data-related risks by bringing a values-based responsible...
How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

Published on: May 15 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Informed consent is recognized as an integral part of responsible data practices by international development and humanitarian organizations. Much debate, however, surrounds the nature of “consent” obtained, practical...
What Does Responsible Data Look Like?

What Does Responsible Data Look Like?

Published on: May 14 2019 by Siobhan Green - Leave a Comment
We all want to be more responsible with the data that we collect and manage. This can be data that we create within our organizations, data we collect from our constituents, or data we manage that’s from other stakeholders...
New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development

New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development

Published on: May 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
As development practitioners, we have a responsibility to the people impacted by our programming, to local governments and partners, and to our own organizations to think about how we are collecting, using, storing, and...
The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Our journey to the effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) in international development has gotten stuck. Articles and white papers warn of potential abuses of personal information and assert the data and algorithms...
Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Are You Creating Educational Shovelware in Your ICT4Edu Projects?

Published on: May 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
Do you remember when discount stores sold CD-ROMs with 1,000 fonts?  Or 1,000 games? Or best of all 1,000 useless software programs?  That’s shovelware: tons of free content heaped blithely into a collection without...
Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Published on: May 08 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When you buy electronic hardware like mobile phones or laptops, you check reviews, comparisons, test videos, and other resources typical for consumer products.  That was not the case for digital development services, devices...
Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Apply Now: $500,000 in Cash Grants for Your Internet Projects in Africa, Asia, Americas

Published on: May 06 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
There are five Regional Internet Registries that manage allocation and registration of Internet number resources within their respective regions of the world. The Registries, in turn, follow their regional policies to delegate...
Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Published on: May 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
We founded Future State last year to help equip policymakers with the knowledge and resources so that the digital age benefits the world’s poor and strengthens open societies, rather than undermines them. We believe this...