Practical Insights on Digital Development

New USAID Tool for Investing in Your Digital Development Solution

New USAID Tool for Investing in Your Digital Development Solution

Published on: Dec 09 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Many USAID activities implement digital solutions to make development more adaptive, efficient, and responsive to citizens and decision-makers. Using ICT4D solutions...
What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

Published on: Oct 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?
Building on decades of USAID leadership in digital development, soon USAID will launch its first Digital Strategy (2019-2024), an Agency-wide vision for development...
Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Published on: Aug 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering £10.9 billion GBP in overseas aid....
Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?

Published on: May 08 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Which ICT4D Solution is Best for Your Project?
When you buy electronic hardware like mobile phones or laptops, you check reviews, comparisons, test videos, and other resources typical for consumer products. ...
Is a Post-ICT4D World Coming? What Will You Do About It?

Is a Post-ICT4D World Coming? What Will You Do About It?

Published on: Jan 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I’m finding great unease in recent conversations with leading technology for development practitioners in Washington, DC and elsewhere. They are all nervous...
What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and...
USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

Published on: Sep 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Emerging machine learning and artificial intelligence applications promise to reshape healthcare, agriculture, and democracy in the developing world, and show tremendous...
New Download: Digital Technology Planning Tool to Improve Your Solution Evaluation and Partner Due Diligence

New Download: Digital Technology Planning Tool to Improve Your Solution Evaluation and Partner Due Diligence

Published on: Jul 18 2018 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on New Download: Digital Technology Planning Tool to Improve Your Solution Evaluation and Partner Due Diligence
Over the past decade, I’ve worked with countless of organizations around the world to help them to think about how they can use digital technology more effectively...
Apply Now: 2018 USAID Digital Development Awards

Apply Now: 2018 USAID Digital Development Awards

Published on: May 23 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 2018 USAID Digital Development Awards
USAID is pleased to announce the 2018 Digital Development Awards call for applications. The Digis recognize USAID projects and activities that embrace best practices...
What is the Future of Digital Development in 2028?

What is the Future of Digital Development in 2028?

Published on: Mar 12 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
I am Jonathan Donner, Senior Director of Research at Caribou Digital, and for the USAID Digital Development Forum, I was asked to give a keynote presentation on...