Practical Insights on Data for ICT4D Projects

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...
Help! My Boss Wants an Artificial Intelligence Project. What Should I Do?

Help! My Boss Wants an Artificial Intelligence Project. What Should I Do?

Published on: May 01 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
This year’s technology buzzword is artificial intelligence, which means you’ve already been asked how your organization can incorporate AI and machine learning...
Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Published on: Mar 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data
With the enormous growth of mobile connectivity in developing countries and the proliferation of apps enabling easy collection of data via mobile technologies,...
We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

Published on: Mar 07 2019 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
We in the international development community talk a lot about privacy and security in digital development. We try to think through privacy and security in terms...
How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads
Machine learning models or algorithms have shown over the past few years that they can exhibit human traits like racism and sexism by misidentifying black people...
When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

Published on: Jan 31 2019 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Another day, and yet another data privacy failure at Facebook, which had over 21 major privacy scandals in 2018 alone. It was a big year, with Russian trolls, Cambridge...
How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development
Whenever the issue of sharing data securely between partners or donors comes up, everyone always wants to talk about the don’ts. Don’t share via Dropbox; Don’t...
7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

Published on: Dec 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem
The past decade has seen a surge in the use of mobile telecommunications, messaging apps and social media. As they become more accessible around the world, these...
How to Combine Real-Time Data Flows Into Unified Data Views

How to Combine Real-Time Data Flows Into Unified Data Views

Published on: Dec 12 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Combine Real-Time Data Flows Into Unified Data Views
We’ve developed a strong partnership with VillageReach, a team that stewards a logistics management system, OpenLMIS, and works to solve health care delivery...
We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

Published on: Dec 06 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
And not just to use it, but to use it well. Too often in development work, there is an expectation that people will supply you with their data but no feeling of...