Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

Published on: Feb 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Over a billion people worldwide live with a form of disability. This represents 15 per cent of the global population; 80 per cent of whom live in a low- or middle-income...
Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Published on: Feb 20 2020 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The digital technology industry is one of the least sustainable and most environmentally damaging industrial sectors in the modern world. Its leaders have long...
Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I...
What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
OpenLMIS is an open source global good for digital health that was purpose-built to be an electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for health commodity...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...
The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2020 by Josh Woodard - 4 Comments
By now, pretty much everyone in the digital development space is aware of the first Principle for Digital Development: Design with the User. While it is common...
Bot or Not: Can You Tell What is Human or Machine Written Text?

Bot or Not: Can You Tell What is Human or Machine Written Text?

Published on: Jan 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 48 Comments
Recently, a researcher showed that he could create Deepfake text with artificial intelligence that is so real that US government officials did not know it was computer-generated,...
How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

Published on: Dec 25 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions
Studies on how many disabled people live in Honduras are scarce. Results of a survey by the National Statistics Institute (INE), carried out in September 2002,...
3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

Published on: Dec 19 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent MERL Tech 2019 conference in Washington, DC, the panel “Technology Adoption and Innovation in the Industry: How to Bridge the International Development...
Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars

Published on: Dec 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Wow! USAID Finds 3 Global Digital Health Goods are Worth $109 Million Dollars
We have all struggled with trying to assign value to digital health solutions, especially when software development in international development usually relies...