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Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Published on: Nov 14 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?
When organizations set out to use our platform for mobile data collection via SMS or IVR, implementers often ask, “what response rate will I get from my survey?”,...
3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

Published on: Nov 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Moving from hype to practice is an important but challenging step for ICT4D practitioners. As the technical adviser for digital development at IREX, a global development...
9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot

9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot

Published on: Nov 01 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot
Enumerators, who are people like you and I, like to download Candy Crush, Facebook, YouTube videos, mobile screen savers, to their mobile phones, and use up significant...
Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Published on: Oct 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Around the world 250 million children under five didn’t have their birth registered, yet not having something as straightforward as a birth certificate can...
It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

Published on: Oct 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
As we know all too well, the pace of progress is falling far short of both the desperate needs in the world and the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals....
10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

Published on: Oct 11 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I’m going to retire in 2019 after 40 years of working in the IT industry, from 1978 to 2018, and after 35 years of dedication to Food and Agriculture Organization...
How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

Published on: Oct 03 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs
After months of painstaking research, field visits, interviews, building, and testing, you have finally launched your mobile data collection program with fully-loaded...
6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Sep 05 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects
Here is what I’ve learned about being data efficient when developing mobile phone applications. The first and foremost thing, is to please the user by reducing...
The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

Published on: Aug 16 2018 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a discussion that quickly shifts from a failing ICT for Education initiative, to the assumed root cause:...
Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Published on: Aug 15 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When working in international markets, there is one golden rule to ensure sustainability: make sure your interventions do not distort markets. In small markets,...