Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

Bot or Not: Can You Tell What is Human or Machine Written Text?

Bot or Not: Can You Tell What is Human or Machine Written Text?

Published on: Jan 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 48 Comments
Recently, a researcher showed that he could create Deepfake text with artificial intelligence that is so real that US government officials did not know it was computer-generated,...
How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

Published on: Dec 25 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Studies on how many disabled people live in Honduras are scarce. Results of a survey by the National Statistics Institute (INE), carried out in September 2002,...
3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

Published on: Dec 19 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent MERL Tech 2019 conference in Washington, DC, the panel “Technology Adoption and Innovation in the Industry: How to Bridge the International Development...
Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Published on: Dec 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars
We have all struggled with trying to assign value to digital health solutions, especially when software development in international development usually relies...
Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Published on: Dec 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?
2019 marks several important milestones for the Internet and its usage around the world: 50 years since the very first internet data transmission 30 years since...
How DFID Uses Data to Make Development Program Decisions

How DFID Uses Data to Make Development Program Decisions

Published on: Dec 02 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As DFID aims to harness the Data Revolution, ensuring that data – both quantitative and qualitative information – drive decision-making, public accountability,...
RHIS Create a Culture of Data Use in Health Information Systems

RHIS Create a Culture of Data Use in Health Information Systems

Published on: Nov 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on RHIS Create a Culture of Data Use in Health Information Systems
Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) are facility-based and ideally community-based systems that can form the main data source for daily planning and management...
A Responsible Data Maturity Model for Development Organizations

A Responsible Data Maturity Model for Development Organizations

Published on: Nov 21 2019 by Linda Raftree - 3 Comments
Over the past few months, I’ve been working with CARE to develop a Responsible Data Maturity Model (download as PDF or Word). This “RDMM” joins a growing...
Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia

Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia

Published on: Nov 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia
In the 21st Century, the reach of internet and mobile networks, the security and adoption of communications services, and vibrancy of ICT sector are crucial for...
3 Tips for Better Data Visualization of Your Project Outcomes

3 Tips for Better Data Visualization of Your Project Outcomes

Published on: Oct 23 2019 by Tech Change - Comments Off on 3 Tips for Better Data Visualization of Your Project Outcomes
The  value of good data visualization is imminently apparent for those of us that work in international development. How we tell stories with data and communicate...