Practical Insights on Cost

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

Published on: Jun 26 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Having worked for ten years in tech-enabled monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), I think we need to address three systemic issues: complexity, interoperability...
Top 5 Hardware Challenges in Information Technology for Development

Top 5 Hardware Challenges in Information Technology for Development

Published on: May 25 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When work began on Inveneo’s Hardware Challenges White Paper last year, all of the parties involved—including the organizations that commissioned and funded...
New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

Published on: Mar 06 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
Today, the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme releases its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
What Are Tech Company Start Up Costs in 6 African Countires?

What Are Tech Company Start Up Costs in 6 African Countires?

Published on: Jul 04 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Do Not Underestimate the Online Learning Investment

Do Not Underestimate the Online Learning Investment

Published on: Feb 10 2014 by Siobhan Green - 8 Comments
When considering the cost of flying a person to Africa (plus hotel and living expenses) to conduct a training, the return on investment for online learning seems...
Follow the Four C’s of ICT Deployment for Success

Follow the Four C’s of ICT Deployment for Success

Published on: Aug 21 2009 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
With the explosion of the field of ICT4D in the recent years including countless conferences, working groups, and projects being implemented both formally and informally,...