Practical Insights on Academic Research

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 - Leave a Comment
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...
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....
What Motivates ICT4D Champions to Promote Your Solution?

What Motivates ICT4D Champions to Promote Your Solution?

Published on: Jun 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Information and communication technologies for development champions are critical to initiative success. They are the people who actively and enthusiastically promote...
The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Digital Divide is Not Binary: The Five A’s of Technology Access – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 16 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Although more than four billion people now have some kind of Internet access, almost the same number remains without access worldwide. Smartphone sales and the...
Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Published on: Dec 21 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICTD/ICT4D research is diverse and complex. It brings together researchers and participants who come from very different contexts, who have very different life...
Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Published on: Sep 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development
A primary objective of any research field, and ICT4D is no exception, is to have a significant research impact on their domain of interest. The thrust of In ICT4D...
Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Published on: May 10 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions
At the most recent gathering of ICT4D scholars in the North of England I asked how important and significant it is to research the origins of champions and leaders...
Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 28 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads
It’s no secret that the technology sector is riddled with major gender disparities. In the United States, discrepancies in employment and pay are so widespread...
Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Published on: Jan 18 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?
At a past employer, my team was talking with our farmer constituents about their adoption of our new rice-growing ICTforAg technology. The team was shocked and...