Practical Insights on Software for ICT4D Projects

Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Published on: Nov 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Last year, the UN Global Pulse and the Digital Public Goods Alliance conducted qualitative research to understand the challenges with developing and deploying digital...
Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The United Nations recently emphasized in their 2022 climate report that impactful sustainability actions are needed now to curb the worst consequences of climate...
How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

Published on: Oct 06 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The current literature on analyses of African participation in global digital infrastructure reveals very low open source contribution levels from the continent....
How LMIC Governments Can Benefit from the No-Code Revolution

How LMIC Governments Can Benefit from the No-Code Revolution

Published on: Aug 05 2022 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
No-code software application development is a paradigm shift sweeping the technology world. The research firm Gartner estimates that by 2025 around 70% of new applications...
3 Ways Africa Can Avoid America’s Electronic Health Record Woes

3 Ways Africa Can Avoid America’s Electronic Health Record Woes

Published on: May 12 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Electronic health records (EHRs) are digital medical charts. They contain information such as a patient’s demographics, medical history, and progress notes. The...
Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Published on: Jan 13 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?
Software developers around the world are seeing their salaries increase much faster than other professions. Everyone wants to hire a good software developer, engineer,...
5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

Published on: Dec 23 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We constantly talk about sustainability when designing and refining digital solutions, but what do we really mean when we say it? Josh Woodard’s post “Is It...
Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Published on: Jul 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The central problem of software is that anything can be built. With a physical structure, nature and physics puts some constraints on the space of ideas. With software,...
What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

Published on: Jul 01 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
A year ago, Skye Gilbert, Director, Digital Square, PATH and I wondered whether the COVID-19 pandemic would accelerate the pace of digital transformation, and recommended...
The Right to Repair Technology Solutions is a Development Issue

The Right to Repair Technology Solutions is a Development Issue

Published on: Jun 18 2021 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Who owns the device you are reading this blog post on? It may seem like a straightforward question until a power surge fries a key circuit or a stray elbow knocks...