Practical Insights on Software for ICT4D Projects

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

Published on: Mar 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
GitHub is an enormous software developer network with over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories. And yes, many...
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 - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...
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...
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 - 1 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...
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...
3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

Published on: Mar 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
We’ve all been there. You’re working with an organization or government to help chart a path towards stronger data management practices. Key staff are excited...
The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018

The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018

Published on: Feb 22 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Software Skills That Pay the Most in 2018
We are often asked by a lot of software developers what are the most in-demand programming skills and how the market is developing. So, we’ve taken a dive into...