Practical Insights on Government for ICT4D Projects

7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres

7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres

Published on: Feb 12 2014 by Michael Gurstein - Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres
As those, who have been in and around community-based ICT/Internet access (community informatics) initiatives well know, the primary dilemma for these activities...
How Nigeria Used ICT to Save 119 Billion Naira

How Nigeria Used ICT to Save 119 Billion Naira

Published on: Aug 21 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Nigeria Used ICT to Save 119 Billion Naira
Previously, I wrote about the need for management information systems to understand educational progress in developing countries. While that is sexy, as it shows...
A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

Published on: Jul 26 2013 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I am not Ghanian. I do not live in Ghana. So maybe I am missing something obvious. But I am very confused as to why Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill to re-impose...
How New Technologies Can Make Every Voice Count in Government Activities

How New Technologies Can Make Every Voice Count in Government Activities

Published on: Jul 16 2013 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Ten years ago, leveraging information and communication technology for development was all about getting people an email address. Today, there is an explosion in...
The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan

The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan

Published on: Jun 21 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan
Bhutan’s timeline is unique: formal education was introduced there in 1960, Internet and TV were introduced in 1999, and democracy was introduced in 2008. Because...
4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

Published on: Jun 14 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Beyond Access recently visited Uganda to learn more about local development priorities, how people are accessing information, and libraries. It was a fascinating...
6 Reasons Why eGovernment Succeeded in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama

6 Reasons Why eGovernment Succeeded in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama

Published on: May 31 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Reasons Why eGovernment Succeeded in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013, the recent experiences of Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama confirm the theories...
5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

Published on: May 22 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs
Public libraries exist in nearly every country and culture as institutions committed to facilitating access to information. With the right policies and support,...
Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Published on: Apr 22 2013 by Anahi Ayala Iacucci - 3 Comments
We all knew it. We saw this coming in Haiti and talked about it in Egypt, when 5 Ushahidi maps popped out the day before the elections. But the Kenyan elections...
BarCamp Shows ICT Dam Ready to Burst in Myanmar

BarCamp Shows ICT Dam Ready to Burst in Myanmar

Published on: Mar 25 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off on BarCamp Shows ICT Dam Ready to Burst in Myanmar
Attendees look on at the opening ceremony for BarCamp Yangon 2013. Photo: Mark Summer Recently Mark Summer, Inveneo’s co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer,...