Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Published on: Aug 01 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Many global international development organizations are using technology and mobile channels to better understand and reach their target populations. A substantial portion of their budgets for these interventions go directly...
How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution

How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution

Published on: Jul 31 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Open Web Applications Can Improve Your Digital Health Solution
OpenMRS is one of the best examples of a successful digital health global good. Right now this electronic medical records software supports almost 9 million patients in more than 3,000 health sites, primarily in developing...
Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Apply Now: €5 Million Euros for High-Technology for Humanitarian Aid

Published on: Jul 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Humanitarian crises and disasters have increased in number, complexity and severity over the last 25 years, challenging the resilience of people living in areas subject to recurrent emergencies. The European Union and its...
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 to organizing and managing global development projects....
When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

Published on: Jul 24 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?
While India‘s total fertiliser consumption is less than the global average, it is the second largest consumer of urea (a nitrogen based fertilizer) in the world. Fertiliser misapplication has led to reduction in both...
Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Apply Now: Help USAID Understand the Role of DFS in Healthcare

Published on: Jul 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
About 100 million people are still being pushed into “extreme poverty” (living on $ 1.90 or less a day) because they have to pay for healthcare. Over 800 million people (almost 12 percent of the world’s population)...
Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Published on: Jul 18 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
Please register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2019 on September 5-6, 2019 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage 300 practitioners from across the development ecosystem for a two-day conference...
Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers

Published on: Jul 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Solutions Are Transforming Informal Workers into African iWorkers
The defining characteristic of most work in Africa is its informality: ​according to the ILO​, 85% of work is done in the household, in smallholder agriculture or in unregistered businesses of all sizes. Why is Informal...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve problems faster? DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub want...