Practical Insights on Digital Development

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...
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...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Starting with the Principles for Digital Development, we now have principles for many development sectors,and principles for cross-cutting themes, including principles...
Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Published on: Jan 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Twenty years ago, USAID’s groundbreaking Leland Initiative helped accelerate the internet revolution in African countries. It was followed by numerous other programs,...
The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

Published on: Nov 15 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
What day-to-day failures do you expect to happen most in your ICT4D projects? Laptop theft? Viruses? Outright malfeasance? I worry every day about the risks to...