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In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
Starting with the Principles for Digital Development, we now have principles for many development sectors,and principles for cross-cutting themes, including principles...
3 Digital Health Innovations to Watch in 2018

3 Digital Health Innovations to Watch in 2018

Published on: Feb 14 2018 by Tech Change - Leave a Comment
The digital health field is moving fast, and new innovations are affecting how healthcare is designed, deployed, and measured. We think there are three innovations...
Why Digital Skills Really Matter for ICT4D Projects – Your Weekend Long Reads

Why Digital Skills Really Matter for ICT4D Projects – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
In an increasingly online world, people need digital skills to work and live productively. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of these skills. Across...
Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Published on: Jan 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries who lack proof of identity may be denied access to rights and services – they may be unable to open...
The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

Published on: Jan 17 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
We’ve all heard enough hype about blockchain in everything from agriculture to government services. All the ideas swirling around make it hard to separate fact...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Published on: Jan 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Twenty years ago, USAID’s groundbreaking Leland Initiative helped accelerate the internet revolution in African countries. It was followed by numerous other programs,...
Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Published on: Jan 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Do you have an existing digital health solution? Do you need grant funding to support its sustained development? Does your software rank well on Digital Square’s...
Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Published on: Jan 03 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Back in late 2015, I landed a unique design assignment via Nexos Locales, a USAID-funded, DAI-run project that works with municipalities around the Western Highlands...
The Fake News Information Disorder – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Fake News Information Disorder – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Dec 16 2017 by Steve Vosloo - 1 Comment
We live in an era, according to the Economist, that is post-truth. Especially in politics, this time sees “a reliance on assertions that ‘feel true’...