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How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

Published on: Apr 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Back in 2014, I was excited to help lead the adoption efforts for the Principles for Digital Development, nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate...
Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Published on: Apr 08 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Thank you, dear readers, for supporting ICTworks as we pass an amazing milestone. 10 years ago today – April 8th, 2009 – we launched ICTworks with a...
Breaking News: USAID Launches $4.1 Million Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Breaking News: USAID Launches $4.1 Million Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Published on: Apr 01 2019 by Bertie Heliograf - 13 Comments
Washington, D.C. – For Immediate Release, April 1, 2019: Today the United States Agency for International Development launches a groundbreaking initiative...
DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

Published on: Mar 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal
It’s no secret that donors like USAID, DFID, and the Gates Foundation, and national governments struggle to evaluate digital health solutions embedded in program...
What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
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,...
Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads
Do you love your job? I mean really love your work? Or do you go to your office every day because that pays the bills? Might it be time to look for a dream job?...
Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Published on: Feb 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works...
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...
Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 29 Comments
Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change,...