Apply Now: Paid Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Apply Now: Paid Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Published on: Aug 26 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Are you a scientist or engineer? Do you want to learn first-hand about policymaking? To contribute your knowledge and analytical skills for better government services? Then apply now for AAAS Science & Technology Policy...
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 it out and it seems impressive at first glance. Nice graphics....
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or so we often believe. New experiences by technologists in Africa...
Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Published on: Aug 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering £10.9 billion GBP in overseas aid. It has the goal of promoting sustainable development and eliminating...
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 a 2017 Hype Cycle. The basic idea is simple: new technology...
The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country. Nigerian Communication Commission statistics suggests that...
Help WHO Define Digital Client Records for Health Information Systems

Help WHO Define Digital Client Records for Health Information Systems

Published on: Aug 12 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Help WHO Define Digital Client Records for Health Information Systems
A digital client record is a persistent record of an encounter at the point of care or service delivery between a health service provider and individuals (clients, patients) that is recorded in a digital format. The digital...
The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

Published on: Aug 08 2019 by Troy Etulain - 1 Comment
Facebook’s recent release of highly accurate population maps for Africa (as well as its impending release of the entire world), and the rising prominence of AI in ICT4D make it a good time to consider the state and future...
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, humanitarian organizations’ ability to respond to rapidly...