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Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Published on: Aug 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The symptoms are familiar. You seem to hear about a new information portal or knowledge platform for international development being launched every week. You check...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Published on: Aug 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering £10.9 billion GBP in overseas aid....
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country....
Help WHO Define Digital Client Records for Health Information Systems

Help WHO Define Digital Client Records for Health Information Systems

Published on: Aug 12 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
A digital client record is a persistent record of an encounter at the point of care or service delivery between a health service provider and individuals (clients,...
5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

Published on: Aug 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Mobile network operators (MNOs) in every country offer innovative technologies and communication channels for international development practitioners. However,...
Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Published on: Jul 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Humanitarian crises and disasters have increased in number, complexity and severity over the last 25 years, challenging the resilience of people living in areas...
Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Published on: Jul 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
About 100 million people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty” (living on $ 1.90 or less a day) because they have to pay for healthcare. Over 800 million...