Practical Insights on Data for ICT4D Projects

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

Published on: May 16 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
  Donors such as USAID have a critical role to play in encouraging greater respect and protection of the data of vulnerable individuals and groups. They can help...
How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

Published on: May 15 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices
Informed consent is recognized as an integral part of responsible data practices by international development and humanitarian organizations. Much debate, however,...
What Does Responsible Data Look Like?

What Does Responsible Data Look Like?

Published on: May 14 2019 by Siobhan Green - Comments Off on What Does Responsible Data Look Like?
We all want to be more responsible with the data that we collect and manage. This can be data that we create within our organizations, data we collect from our...
New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development

New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development

Published on: May 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Guide: How to Use Data Responsibly in International Development
As development practitioners, we have a responsibility to the people impacted by our programming, to local governments and partners, and to our own organizations...
The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads
Our journey to the effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) in international development has gotten stuck. Articles and white papers warn of potential abuses...
Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development

Published on: May 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Democratizing Access to Data is the Next Frontier in International Development
We founded Future State last year to help equip policymakers with the knowledge and resources so that the digital age benefits the world’s poor and strengthens...
Help! My Boss Wants an Artificial Intelligence Project. What Should I Do?

Help! My Boss Wants an Artificial Intelligence Project. What Should I Do?

Published on: May 01 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
This year’s technology buzzword is artificial intelligence, which means you’ve already been asked how your organization can incorporate AI and machine learning...
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...
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...