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Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Published on: Feb 08 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Everyone is interested in the fancy outputs of mobile data collection: eye-catching and informative web-based data visualizations. Yet few people care about the...
Reinventing the Call Centre for Better Healthcare Services in Uganda

Reinventing the Call Centre for Better Healthcare Services in Uganda

Published on: Feb 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world with 81% of Uganda’s population under age 35. Public health programs in Uganda are constantly faced with...
Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Published on: Feb 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In the last few days, there has been a lot of hand-wringing after Strava, a run tracking app, published a global heat map of its users’ exercise paths. As it...
The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

Published on: Jan 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
At FarmInk, we recently launched a new Messenger chatbot called the Africa Farmers Club. It provides farmers with local trending news about their crops and a way...
The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

Published on: Jan 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
 Tara is a frontline health worker who sits in a small, but meticulously clean clinic at the southernmost point of one of Vanuatu’s more remote islands....
The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

Published on: Jan 17 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
We’ve all heard enough hype about blockchain in everything from agriculture to government services. All the ideas swirling around make it hard to separate fact...
Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions

Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions

Published on: Jan 15 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Six Lessons Learned in Moving FAO to Software as a Service Solutions
The IT Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has overall responsibility for meeting the IT needs of over 12,000 employees...
Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Published on: Jan 03 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Back in late 2015, I landed a unique design assignment via Nexos Locales, a USAID-funded, DAI-run project that works with municipalities around the Western Highlands...
Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Published on: Dec 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As evaluators, we know that if we want data to be used for learning and adapting, the data itself must be easily accessible. We’ve found that visualizing data...
Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network

Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network

Published on: Dec 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network
When I started a mobile payments business in East Africa, I was surprised by how seemingly insignificant details could grow into project-killing mistakes, if no...