Practical Insights on India

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could...
Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Published on: Feb 19 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?
The last decade has seen a rise in the use of mobile phones in developing countries. In the paper, Supporting Treatment of People Living with HIV / AIDS in Resource...
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...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Published on: Feb 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Today in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent of women do. South Asian countries in general are clear outliers among countries of similar levels...
FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

Published on: Jan 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them: There is little requirement...
Are Government Water ATM Stations Really Pro-Poor?

Are Government Water ATM Stations Really Pro-Poor?

Published on: Dec 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There is no question that water ATMs – automated water dispensing units that can provide communities with 24/7 safe water access – are an intriguing...
Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Published on: Oct 10 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 7 Comments
Arguably, the best option for digital development sustainability is for the government to fully adopt your technology intervention and integrate it into government...
1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...