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How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

Published on: Mar 29 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
If the last ten years are an indicator of what to expect in the coming ten years, data will be one of the most sought-after commodities for measuring success in...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Published on: Mar 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks and protect...
3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

Published on: Mar 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
We’ve all been there. You’re working with an organization or government to help chart a path towards stronger data management practices. Key staff are excited...
Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Which Mobile Phones Work Best for Disaster Responders and Humanitarian Aid Field Teams?

Published on: Mar 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
During my time working with a well-known Mobile Industry Development group, one request which would turn up on a regular basis in my in-box was for recommendations...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...
Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Published on: Feb 28 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 5 Comments
We live in the era of Big Data. That’s not a new statement, it’s not even an exciting one. But there’s an implicit finger wag in there as the statement relates...
The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Feature Phone is Not Yet Dead in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
Quartz Africa reports that last year feature phones won market share from smartphones in Africa. The market share of smartphones fell to 39% in 2017 (from 45%),...