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Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Published on: Dec 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In many developing country environments, it is difficult or impossible to obtain recent, reliable estimates of human development. Nationally representative household...
Fail Festival DC is Dead. Long Live Failure!

Fail Festival DC is Dead. Long Live Failure!

Published on: Nov 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 18 Comments
Way back in 2009, we organized a Twitter Chat on Failure with Michael Downey moderating the freewheeling discussion. Born from that conversation was Fail Faire,...
3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

Published on: Nov 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Moving from hype to practice is an important but challenging step for ICT4D practitioners. As the technical adviser for digital development at IREX, a global development...
Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

Published on: Oct 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
As we know all too well, the pace of progress is falling far short of both the desperate needs in the world and the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals....
4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

Published on: Oct 04 2018 by Adam Fivenson - Comments Off on 4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development
Fortnite—a free, online multiplayer video game—has amassed more than 125 million players worldwide during the mere 14 months since it debuted in July 2017. The...
Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Published on: Sep 20 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
We all can celebrate the massive adoption of mobile phones across the African continent, and be astonished at the rapid uptake of smartphones in countries like...
Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Published on: Sep 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 100 Comments
USAID has relaunched its open innovation program, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), and is now accepting grant applications for products, technologies, services,...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know...
New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...