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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. ...
Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Published on: May 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development
We founded Future State last year to help equip policymakers with the knowledge and resources so that the digital age benefits the world’s poor and strengthens...
Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Published on: Apr 25 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The solution design process is critical to the success of an ICT4D project, yet surprisingly little is known about collaboration between stakeholders and developers...
How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

Published on: Apr 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D), where...
Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 13 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
As a social enterprise funded through user fees from hundreds of different organizations, we at Dobility have an unusual degree of freedom: for the most part, we...
How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

Published on: Apr 03 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Who’s your farmer? This sounds like a simple question for any agricultural intervention, but it is fraught with complexity, especially for those of us who are...
5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 23 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads
Watching a video at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week produced by Huawaei on the Fourth Industrial Revolution reminded me of everything that is problematic and...
What Southeast Asian ICTforAg Solution Providers Need for Success

What Southeast Asian ICTforAg Solution Providers Need for Success

Published on: Mar 20 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Southeast Asian ICTforAg Solution Providers Need for Success
The Digital Solutions Directory is a comprehensive list of over 60 innovative ICTforAg providers for smallholder value chains in Southeast Asian Nations. Between...
Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Published on: Mar 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Lesson I: Never take candy from strangers, unless they are a multinational tech corporation When I was younger, I was taught that the ridges and patterns found...