Practical Insights on Management for ICT4D Projects

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...
Thank You For Complaining About Our ICT4D Intervention

Thank You For Complaining About Our ICT4D Intervention

Published on: Nov 09 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Recently, I received a strong complaint about an ICT4D intervention I was working on. At first my colleagues who were helping me with this project and I were angry...
Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Published on: Oct 09 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization
Human centered design isn’t a new concept. We’ve heard engineers, from aerospace to software, quietly snicker as they’ve seen the enthusiasm for design thinking...
5 Fantastic Guides to Developing Project Monitoring and Evaluation Programs

5 Fantastic Guides to Developing Project Monitoring and Evaluation Programs

Published on: Mar 29 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Development professionals work to make positive change happen through their programs and initiatives. However, it is very hard for them to measure their projects’...