Practical Insights on Academic Research

Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Published on: Sep 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
USAID created the Digital Strategy Digital Ecosystem Evidence Map (DEEM) to give us a searchable database and world map of digital development evidence from across...
Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Published on: Sep 22 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital systems are significantly associated with inequality in the global South. That association has traditionally been understood in terms of the digital divide...
Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Published on: Aug 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users
Our work – “It Matches My Worldview”: Examining Perceptions and Attitudes Around Fake Videos – qualitatively examines how diverse social...
Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Apply Now: $84,000 Stipends for Computer Science PHD Students

Published on: Aug 22 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are outstanding African graduate students doing exceptional computer science research across the continent. They need support to become the next generation...
Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Published on: Jul 14 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The field of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) has a history that dates back some 35–40 years (Avgerou, 2017; Heeks, 2014). The...
IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

Published on: Jun 16 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition
In low and middle income countries, ICT4D interventions have been used to improve outcomes in sectors such as health, agriculture, and education. Several such interventions...
How Different Age Groups Use Internet Services Differently

How Different Age Groups Use Internet Services Differently

Published on: May 19 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Different Age Groups Use Internet Services Differently
  Internet penetration generates opportunities that can improve people’s well‐being. However, the existence of digital gaps can lead to a scenario...
6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

Published on: Apr 13 2022 by Mary Burns - Comments Off on 6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research
If you’ve spent any time in the technology in education world, particularly in developing country donor-funded work, you probably know the general lament about...
Facebook Data Privacy Concepts Do Not Translate in Cambodia

Facebook Data Privacy Concepts Do Not Translate in Cambodia

Published on: Mar 31 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Facebook Data Privacy Concepts Do Not Translate in Cambodia
Privacy scholarship has shown how norms of appropriate information flow and information regulatory processes vary according to environment, which change as the...
3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs

3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs

Published on: Mar 30 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Key Challenges to Data Cleaning in Digital Development Programs
In the last decade, incredible improvements have been made on the data collection side that help the processing pipeline. However, various datasets are managed...