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Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Published on: Apr 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Many development organizations currently think of digital identities as an instrumental approach in development – a siloed means to solve a specific problem...
3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within...
How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

Published on: Mar 29 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
If the last ten years are an indicator of what to expect in the coming ten years, data will be one of the most sought-after commodities for measuring success in...
What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

Published on: Mar 26 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When it comes to the impact and practice of our ICT4D work, we’re long on stories and short on evidence. My previous organization, SIMLab, developed Frameworks...
How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

Published on: Mar 22 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I have seen a lot of ICT4D innovations struggle because the initiatives try to innovate on too many things at the same time: a) a social or managerial or accountability,...
How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

Published on: Mar 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management
We’ve all been there. A technology project is half-way through its lifetime, yet used 60% of its funding. Is it overspent? Is it on track? Or almost as bad,...
3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development

3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development

Published on: Mar 15 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Ways to Move From Hype to Practice in Digital Development
  I’m Nora Lindström, and as Global Coordinator for Digital Development for Plan International, I’m tasked with staying current on all things digital,...
What is the Future of Digital Development in 2028?

What is the Future of Digital Development in 2028?

Published on: Mar 12 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
I am Jonathan Donner, Senior Director of Research at Caribou Digital, and for the USAID Digital Development Forum, I was asked to give a keynote presentation on...
3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

Published on: Mar 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
We’ve all been there. You’re working with an organization or government to help chart a path towards stronger data management practices. Key staff are excited...
Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Published on: Mar 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
During my time working with a well-known Mobile Industry Development group, one request which would turn up on a regular basis in my in-box was for recommendations...