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The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

Published on: Mar 02 2017 by Matt Haikin - 6 Comments
Have you wondered what the latest jargon in technology and development means? Or if you are using it correctly in your next proposal or donor report? Well here...
8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

Published on: Feb 27 2017 by Matt Haikin - Comments Off on 8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa
Transformative successes have been achieved by those harnessing information and communication technologies (ICT) for development (ICT4D), and yet many people still...
The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

Published on: Feb 16 2017 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
Recently, I took a sabbatical and traveled around the globe to see what ICT4D looks like in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. Every place I went,...
Is Digital Citizen Engagement a Game-Changer or a Digital Distraction?

Is Digital Citizen Engagement a Game-Changer or a Digital Distraction?

Published on: Mar 28 2016 by Matt Haikin - Comments Off on Is Digital Citizen Engagement a Game-Changer or a Digital Distraction?
Digital Citizen Engagement (DCE) is the buzzword of the moment. Whether it’s using technology to enhance participatory budgeting, creating SMS feedback systems...
Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Published on: Oct 29 2015 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
M&E is lame…  As is MEL, MERL, MEAL, PME, and PM&E. Why do we do M&E?  To improve our work surely; but how do we improve? By learning what works,...
If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?

If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?

Published on: Feb 18 2015 by Matt Haikin - Comments Off on If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?
Ethics is an ever-present theme in Development and one which is sometimes overlooked in ICT4D/Technology for Development – a field in which people can sometimes...