Practical Insights on Management for ICT4D Projects

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Published on: Oct 10 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 7 Comments
Arguably, the best option for digital development sustainability is for the government to fully adopt your technology intervention and integrate it into government...
6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

Published on: Sep 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ICT4D Initiatives in Africa

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ICT4D Initiatives in Africa

Published on: Aug 30 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Way back in 2001, the SATELLIFE PDA Project demonstrated the viability of cutting-edge handheld computers at the time – Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs...
The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID

The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID

Published on: May 02 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID
DFID operates an elite group of 180-plus Digital Ninjas who are our conduits and advocates for everything digital within the organisation. Yet it wasn’t always...
7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

Published on: Apr 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable
While there are how to guides and toolkits to plan the initial implementation of a digital development program, there are fewer guides for the issues that organizations...
Wow! A Federal Indictment of an ICT4D Leader

Wow! A Federal Indictment of an ICT4D Leader

Published on: Apr 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In September of 2005, organizations and activists from around the world working on mobile technology in activism met together in Toronto. They drafted a Declaration...
What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

Published on: Mar 26 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All
When it comes to the impact and practice of our ICT4D work, we’re long on stories and short on evidence. My previous organization, SIMLab, developed Frameworks...
How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

Published on: Mar 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management
We’ve all been there. A technology project is half-way through its lifetime, yet used 60% of its funding. Is it overspent? Is it on track? Or almost as bad,...
Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Published on: Jan 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and...
Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network

Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network

Published on: Dec 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Avoid These Three Mistakes That Can Kill Your Agent Network
When I started a mobile payments business in East Africa, I was surprised by how seemingly insignificant details could grow into project-killing mistakes, if no...