Practical Insights on Government for ICT4D Projects

Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?

Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?

Published on: Jun 02 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?
 Lusaka Salon – June 11th – RSVP Now Micro-sized loans, often with macro-sized interest rates, were the craze back in the go-go ’90s, and fueled...
5 Principles for Better Universal Service Fund Investments

5 Principles for Better Universal Service Fund Investments

Published on: May 29 2015 by Steve Song - 8 Comments
Telecommunications is a lucrative business that generates a great deal of profit for network operators. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, telecommunications...
Twitter Chat TODAY #ICTchat – Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Twitter Chat TODAY #ICTchat – Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Published on: Dec 04 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on Twitter Chat TODAY #ICTchat – Digital Payments in Developing Countries
Safety and transparency are very important issues when it comes to sending and receiving digital payments within developing countries. Join us on TODAY at 12...
Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Published on: Sep 24 2014 by Maria Andersen - Comments Off on Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?
Internet access, in particular via mobile technology, gives citizens a medium through which to exercise their political voice. It can be used to challenge preexisting...
Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Published on: Aug 13 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups
Civil society groups, political parties and government institutions around the world all face challenges when it comes to organizing and communicating. But in the...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
Are These 6 Steps All That’s Needed to Ensure Digital Inclusion?

Are These 6 Steps All That’s Needed to Ensure Digital Inclusion?

Published on: May 07 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Government Digital Service (GDS) is leading the digital transformation of the UK government and they like to release things early for review and comment. The...
Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Imagine the scene: a stale conference room off Barcelona’s lively La Rambla, an assortment of techies, government bureaucrats, and development contractors...
How ICTs Enhance Environmental Sustainability Projects

How ICTs Enhance Environmental Sustainability Projects

Published on: Mar 03 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How ICTs Enhance Environmental Sustainability Projects
Andris Bjornson – Inveneo In December, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) hosted its CEO Forum on Innovation Partnership, focusing on the use of ICTs to...
You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Published on: Feb 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet
ICT projects are often riddled with challenges such as power, heat, humidity, and unstable electrical systems, all of which are common to development practitioners. Why...