Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

How to Combine Real-Time Data Flows Into Unified Data Views

How to Combine Real-Time Data Flows Into Unified Data Views

Published on: Dec 12 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
We’ve developed a strong partnership with VillageReach, a team that stewards a logistics management system, OpenLMIS, and works to solve health care delivery...
We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

Published on: Dec 06 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
And not just to use it, but to use it well. Too often in development work, there is an expectation that people will supply you with their data but no feeling of...
The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

Published on: Nov 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Are you mobile data collection curious? Do you have colleagues who always ask you how to collect qualitative and quantitative data using mobile devices? Or do you...
Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Published on: Nov 14 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When organizations set out to use our platform for mobile data collection via SMS or IVR, implementers often ask, “what response rate will I get from my survey?”,...
3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

3 Lessons Learned using Machine Learning to Measure Media Quality

Published on: Nov 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Moving from hype to practice is an important but challenging step for ICT4D practitioners. As the technical adviser for digital development at IREX, a global development...
9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot

9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot

Published on: Nov 01 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Lessons Learned in Rolling Out Dimagi’s Mobile Device Management Pilot
Enumerators, who are people like you and I, like to download Candy Crush, Facebook, YouTube videos, mobile screen savers, to their mobile phones, and use up significant...
5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

Published on: Oct 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have a dynamic feature set and capabilities that make them a potential game changer in global development and humanitarian...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...
How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

Published on: Oct 03 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs
After months of painstaking research, field visits, interviews, building, and testing, you have finally launched your mobile data collection program with fully-loaded...
USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

Published on: Sep 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Emerging machine learning and artificial intelligence applications promise to reshape healthcare, agriculture, and democracy in the developing world, and show tremendous...