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The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

The Evidence that Open Government Data Improves Developing Economies

Published on: Jun 18 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In 2009, the United States launched the data.gov portal. Since then there has been a rapid increase in the systematic opening of government data around the world....
Apply Now: USAID Funding to Aggregate Broadband Internet Demand for Better ICT4D Programs

Apply Now: USAID Funding to Aggregate Broadband Internet Demand for Better ICT4D Programs

Published on: Jun 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
USAID programs are utilizing digital technology more than ever before – and the rapid expansion of mobile and internet access in the developing world holds the...
Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Published on: Jun 13 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps for short), is the Philippines national social welfare program, which gives financial assistance to households who...
Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Published on: May 31 2018 by Guest Writer - 14 Comments
A blockchain is basically a special kind of database. They are inherently inefficient compared to a traditional database, but that is viewed as a sacrifice to gain...
BASAbali: How the Internet Can Save Local Languages

BASAbali: How the Internet Can Save Local Languages

Published on: May 28 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The Balinese Cultural Agency estimates that less than a fourth of Balinese can still speak the Balinese language.  Worldwide it is believed that “by the end...
We Need Digital Sanctuaries for Development in the USA Too

We Need Digital Sanctuaries for Development in the USA Too

Published on: May 24 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Humanitarian data practices and the risks associated with them for the most vulnerable are not a topic only relevant to discuss when operating in conflict areas...
We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

Published on: May 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming on May 25th and you should be worried. If you operate in the EU or focus on EU-based clients, then the sweeping...
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...