Lessons Learned from China’s Crackdown on Big Tech Companies

Lessons Learned from China’s Crackdown on Big Tech Companies

Published on: Jun 15 2023 by Richard Heeks - 1 Comment
China’s digital economy can be categorised into three phases: A more open phase starting in the 20th century that encouraged foreign investment and collaboration; A focus on state support to build national and then global...
Exploring Russia’s Pre-War Tactics Against Ukraine’s Civic Sector Actors

Exploring Russia’s Pre-War Tactics Against Ukraine’s Civic Sector Actors

Published on: May 18 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Exploring Russia’s Pre-War Tactics Against Ukraine’s Civic Sector Actors
Although Russia’s aggression has undeniably altered the civic space landscape in Ukraine for years to come, the insights from Ukraine: Measuring civic space risk, resilience, and Russian influence in the lead up to war...
Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?

Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?

Published on: May 17 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?
China has been engaged in digital initiatives such as telecommunications projects in the low- and middle-income countries of the global South since at least the 1980s. The extent of this activity has increased significantly...
How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

Published on: Dec 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?
We can finally foresee the end of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Global pharmaceutical companies are developing vaccines for COVID-19. Soon, there will be widespread COVAX that can produce immunization – lasting protection...
What Digital Development Future Do You Want to See in 2030?

What Digital Development Future Do You Want to See in 2030?

Published on: Feb 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
What is the world you want to see in 2030? What do you want it to look like? I ask this question because I am concerned. I am worried. I am afraid. What will our future be when our brightest minds are focused on producing...
Apply Now: $100,000 in UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Apply Now: $100,000 in UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Published on: May 18 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Since 1967, the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have recognized and rewarded 470 projects and programmes in the field of literacy for their excellence and innovation to support effective literacy practices...
If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

Published on: Aug 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 20 Comments
We all talk a good game about how we want to scale ICT4D programs. How we want to reach 100,000 or even +1 million constituents with our cool technology solutions. If that’s the true goal, and we’re honest about...
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Published on: Apr 08 2013 by Aaron Mason - 16 Comments
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to financial markets over the past several weeks there’s no way you’ve missed the Bitcoin: the unregulated, uncontrolled digital crypto-currency that’s risen over 600%...
The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

Published on: Jan 07 2013 by Aaron Mason - 2 Comments
Over the past several years two seemingly independent ideas have been gaining traction: New technology allows developing nations to leapfrog over traditional growth patterns (M-PESA, long-range wi-fi). The increasing move...