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10 Lessons for Designing Effective Health Financing Products

10 Lessons for Designing Effective Health Financing Products

Published on: Dec 12 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Health shocks are the most prominent idiosyncratic shocks and stresses that low-income households face, particularly when they affect primary income earners as...
How DFID Uses Data to Make Development Program Decisions

How DFID Uses Data to Make Development Program Decisions

Published on: Dec 02 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As DFID aims to harness the Data Revolution, ensuring that data – both quantitative and qualitative information – drive decision-making, public accountability,...
We Can Create Accurate African Agriculture Statistics in 48 Months

We Can Create Accurate African Agriculture Statistics in 48 Months

Published on: Nov 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
In an African country (any of them), down comes a memo from the District Office to Local Authority. Please supply list of all farmers in your locality, adding the...
Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Published on: Nov 06 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The international attention received by ‘I’d Blush if I Could’, a newly released publication from UNESCO and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, has helped highlight...
Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Published on: Oct 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management
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...
5 Tips When Implementing Your Responsible Data Policy

5 Tips When Implementing Your Responsible Data Policy

Published on: Oct 10 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Tips When Implementing Your Responsible Data Policy
MERL and development practitioners have long wrestled with complex ethical, regulatory, and technical aspects of adopting new data approaches and technologies....
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 - Comments Off on 10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes
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 - Comments Off on Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data
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 - Comments Off on Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?
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 - 4 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,...