Practical Insights on Thought Leadership for ICT4D Projects

Giving Thanks to 10 ICT4D Initiatives that Changed Development

Giving Thanks to 10 ICT4D Initiatives that Changed Development

Published on: Nov 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which historically was a day we gave thanks for a bountiful summer harvest and successful preparations for winter. These days...
What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

Published on: Oct 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?
Building on decades of USAID leadership in digital development, soon USAID will launch its first Digital Strategy (2019-2024), an Agency-wide vision for development...
Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Published on: Sep 19 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?
Theory of this, theory of that. It often feels as if we have a theory for everything in international development, and in ICT4D as a subset of overall development...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national...
Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Published on: Aug 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal
The symptoms are familiar. You seem to hear about a new information portal or knowledge platform for international development being launched every week. You check...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Five Ways We Should Do Development Differently in a Digital Age – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jun 08 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Caribou Digital turns five years old this year. While 2019 is a rapidly changing digital world, 2014 felt very different. Different elections, different technological...
Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 13 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
As a social enterprise funded through user fees from hundreds of different organizations, we at Dobility have an unusual degree of freedom: for the most part, we...
5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 23 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Problems with 4th Industrial Revolution – Your Weekend Long Reads
Watching a video at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week produced by Huawaei on the Fourth Industrial Revolution reminded me of everything that is problematic and...
Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019

Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019

Published on: Mar 18 2019 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019
We gathered at the first MERL Tech Conference in 2014 to discuss how technology was enabling the field of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL)....