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5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology

5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology

Published on: Jun 26 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Automated information systems are now widely used to manage the data that flows throughout a supply chain, from procuring a commodity, to manufacturing it, and,...
3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

Published on: Jun 12 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Two years ago, I joined Dimagi, who is well known for making CommCare, with the exciting but daunting prerogative to diversify the company’s portfolio. As an...
Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jun 08 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Caribou Digital turns five years old this year. While 2019 is a rapidly changing digital world, 2014 felt very different. Different elections, different technological...
4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

Published on: Jun 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
It can be too easy to get caught up in fun innovative new product launches in digital finance in Kenya, probably the most robust and well-developed digital financial...
How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

Published on: May 22 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads
Climate change has been a growing challenge in Madagascar, with smallholder farmers being particularly affected by increasingly frequent climate shocks. Climate...
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 - Comments Off on How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices
Informed consent is recognized as an integral part of responsible data practices by international development and humanitarian organizations. Much debate, however,...
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 - Comments Off on New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development
As development practitioners, we have a responsibility to the people impacted by our programming, to local governments and partners, and to our own organizations...
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 - Comments Off on The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads
Our journey to the effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) in international development has gotten stuck. Articles and white papers warn of potential abuses...
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...
Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Published on: May 08 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?
When you buy electronic hardware like mobile phones or laptops, you check reviews, comparisons, test videos, and other resources typical for consumer products. ...