Practical Insights on Data Driven Development

Apply Now: $1 Million for Your Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Apply Now: $1 Million for Your Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Advances in computing power, data storage, and data communications are creating powerful tools for helping make smallholder farming and food systems more precise,...
New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

New USAID Insights: Digital Profiles of Smallholder Farmer Data Management

Published on: Dec 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
More than 500 million smallholder farms worldwide play a significant role in food production and the genetic diversity of the food supply. Until now, it has been...
Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Published on: Aug 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
Do you want to show the power of big data analytics in agriculture? Can you analyze big data to reveal new ways to reduce hunger and poverty? Are you working on...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

Published on: Feb 01 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?
We all are awash in data. Waves of it, breaking over our heads, that can feel like it’s drowning us some days. But what if we take a step back, climb out...
Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Published on: Oct 23 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You
In early 2017, USAID’s StopPalu malaria control project in Guinea started implementing an SMS program to motivate pregnant women to seek antenatal care visits...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...
Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Big Data Innovations in Agriculture

Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Big Data Innovations in Agriculture

Published on: Aug 23 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The rapid growth in processing power and global connectivity means we can now quickly collect, share and analyze enormous amounts of data to reveal new ways to...
Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Published on: May 13 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Development is messy and complex, but our projects are set up around linear information systems that are slow, one-way, highly siloed and paper-based. Project management...