Practical Insights on Blockchain

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

Published on: Jul 30 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?
A new wave of technologies and approaches has the potential to influence how monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) practitioners do their work....
Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Published on: Jul 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Blockchain technology may have the potential to improve international development impact globally by providing information, opportunity and choice to programs....
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Published on: May 18 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The novel coronavirus disease is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza....
Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The global coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the world in less than a month. We are all facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges and scrambling...
8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

Published on: Oct 16 2019 by Nadia Andrada - 15 Comments
A popular (and troll-fueled) trope in Bitcoin Twitter culture is to respond to any stated challenge with, “Bitcoin fixes this!.” The years-long Ebola outbreak...
What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

Published on: Aug 29 2019 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
Libra is a digital currency proposed by Facebook and intended to be managed by the Libra Association, a membership organization with 27 payment, technology, and...
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...
10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

Published on: Feb 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the most discussed technologies today is distributed ledger technology, a decentralized system for recording transactions with mechanisms for processing,...
Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Published on: Dec 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology offers the potential for radical transparency in data collection, management, and use across international development....
Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Published on: Aug 09 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development
Blockchain technology may have the potential to help us tackle existing development challenges and prepare governments for changes that are underway. While this...