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Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Published on: Oct 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
A researcher’s worst nightmare is to realize that they cannot use their data. This horrible realization often comes right after data has been collected, teams...
10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

Published on: Oct 03 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In the last decade, Mobile Data Collection has been used more and more by humanitarian and development organizations for situation analyses, project monitoring,...
Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Published on: Sep 26 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Data visualization (data viz) has come a long way in our MERL Tech community. Four years ago the conversation was around “so you think you want a dashboard?”...
Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Published on: Sep 19 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Theory of this, theory of that. It often feels as if we have a theory for everything in international development, and in ICT4D as a subset of overall development...
Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps,...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national...
3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

Published on: Sep 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media
Citizen engagement and participation through the use of digital media is a crucial area of work at this point in history and is now being recognized in regulatory...
Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Published on: Sep 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
While cryptocurrency is starting to become a hot topic among some non-profits, it is estimated that only 1% of non-profits are currently accepting cryptocurrency...
Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality
Revenue administrations collect large amounts of data on individuals and firms in the course of their work. Increasingly, this data is digitised. The use of digital...
5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

Published on: Sep 04 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries
Despite the growing recognition that quality, timely, and accessible data are essential to every country’s ability to deliver vaccines effectively to its population,...