Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Published on: Apr 25 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The solution design process is critical to the success of an ICT4D project, yet surprisingly little is known about collaboration between stakeholders and developers...
How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

Published on: Apr 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Back in 2014, I was excited to help lead the adoption efforts for the Principles for Digital Development, nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate...
Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has...
What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Published on: Mar 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data
With the enormous growth of mobile connectivity in developing countries and the proliferation of apps enabling easy collection of data via mobile technologies,...
We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

Published on: Mar 07 2019 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
We in the international development community talk a lot about privacy and security in digital development. We try to think through privacy and security in terms...
12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

Published on: Mar 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in a range of digital services. Voice assistants such as Alexa, car routing or content translation all involve...
RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

RASP-IVR: Ultra Low-Cost Interactive Voice Response Solution

Published on: Feb 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems have demonstrated that they provide an opportunity for a low-literate audience to express themselves and interact with...
For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads
Machine learning models or algorithms have shown over the past few years that they can exhibit human traits like racism and sexism by misidentifying black people...