Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country....
The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

Published on: Aug 08 2019 by Troy Etulain - Leave a Comment
Facebook’s recent release of highly accurate population maps for Africa (as well as its impending release of the entire world), and the rising prominence of AI...
5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

Published on: Aug 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Mobile network operators (MNOs) in every country offer innovative technologies and communication channels for international development practitioners. However,...
New USAID Guide: How to Create Digital ID for Inclusive Development

New USAID Guide: How to Create Digital ID for Inclusive Development

Published on: Jul 25 2019 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Identity is deeply personal. Issues of identity are complex and tied up with issues of power, privacy, and protection. Yet identifying constituents is often critical...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve...
How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now

How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now

Published on: Jul 10 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now
As the saying goes: in 2019, every company is a data company. Being a data company, especially an international data company, has never been more complicated. There...
Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Published on: Jul 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations
When we look at aerial robotics efforts in international development, we find that only about 10% of any given project focuses on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...
3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

Published on: Jun 12 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation
Two years ago, I joined Dimagi, who is well known for making CommCare, with the exciting but daunting prerogative to diversify the company’s portfolio. As an...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

Published on: May 16 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
  Donors such as USAID have a critical role to play in encouraging greater respect and protection of the data of vulnerable individuals and groups. They can help...