Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

5 Tips When Implementing Your Responsible Data Policy

5 Tips When Implementing Your Responsible Data Policy

Published on: Oct 10 2019 by Linda Raftree - Leave a Comment
MERL and development practitioners have long wrestled with complex ethical, regulatory, and technical aspects of adopting new data approaches and technologies....
10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

Published on: Oct 03 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In the last decade, Mobile Data Collection has been used more and more by humanitarian and development organizations for situation analyses, project monitoring,...
Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Published on: Sep 26 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Data visualization (data viz) has come a long way in our MERL Tech community. Four years ago the conversation was around “so you think you want a dashboard?”...
Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps,...
Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality
Revenue administrations collect large amounts of data on individuals and firms in the course of their work. Increasingly, this data is digitised. The use of digital...
5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

Published on: Sep 04 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries
Despite the growing recognition that quality, timely, and accessible data are essential to every country’s ability to deliver vaccines effectively to its population,...
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 - Comments Off on The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You
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 - 1 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 - 4 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...