Practical Insights on Solutions for ICT4D Projects

What is ICT4D Solution?What is an ICT4D Solution in International Development?

An ICT4D Solution is the use of digital tools in international development programs to accelerate social and economic advancement of poor and marginalized communities. ICT4D Solutions can support education, health, agriculture, economic goals using innovative technologies or methodologies. The Principles of Digital Development guide development professionals in successful local project interventions and national program deployments.

Examples of ICT4D Solutions

Please find below an ever-expanding list of successful ICT4D Solutions deployed by international development practitioners and humanitarian relief agencies.

How to Anonymously Estimate Age for Digital Identity Solutions

How to Anonymously Estimate Age for Digital Identity Solutions

Published on: Nov 11 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Anonymously Estimate Age for Digital Identity Solutions
Yoti spent the last six years building a digital identity platform and we’ve made impressive advancements in the age checking space. Our free app is a powerful...
5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities

5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities

Published on: Oct 29 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Tips for Greater Inclusivity in Human Centered Design Activities
Human-centred design has become something of a buzzword in the humanitarian sector. But what does it actually mean? In the simplest terms, human-centred design...
How Digital Identity is Expanding with COVID-19 Digital Response

How Digital Identity is Expanding with COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jul 29 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown, has driven a huge rise in remote working. Almost overnight, development organisations who might have previously...
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...
Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps,...
5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

Published on: Aug 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile network operators (MNOs) in every country offer innovative technologies and communication channels for international development practitioners. However,...
New USAID Guide: How to Create Digital ID for Inclusive Development

New USAID Guide: How to Create Digital ID for Inclusive Development

Published on: Jul 25 2019 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Identity is deeply personal. Issues of identity are complex and tied up with issues of power, privacy, and protection. Yet identifying constituents is often critical...