Practical Insights on Digital Principles

Introducing WEST Principles: 8 Guidelines for Worker Engagement Interventions

Introducing WEST Principles: 8 Guidelines for Worker Engagement Interventions

Published on: Sep 04 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Over the last 6 years, the emergence of new worker engagement technologies has sparked industry wide discussions about the value of connecting with workers in a...
How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects

How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Jun 12 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How We Can Improve Open Source Software Projects
Next year will mark 20 years since the term “open source software” was officially coined, and the “free software” movement has been around even longer....
3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

Published on: May 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D
At the Software Sustainability Institute, we are dedicated to making software a bonafide research output, and we argue that good software practices create better...
How to Develop and Implement Responsible Data Policies

How to Develop and Implement Responsible Data Policies

Published on: Nov 21 2016 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How to Develop and Implement Responsible Data Policies
A friend reminded me at the MERL Tech Conference that a few years ago when we brought up the need for greater attention to privacy, security and ethics when using...
Should the Principles of Digital Development be Agile?

Should the Principles of Digital Development be Agile?

Published on: Oct 13 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Should the Principles of Digital Development be Agile?
Recently, Abt Associates endorsed the “Principles of Digital Development.” These nine principles have been widely adopted by international development funders...
Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?

Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?

Published on: Jul 07 2016 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The Kenyan government recently introduced the Information Communications Technology Practitioners Bill 2016 bill that would require every ICT practitioner to have...
How DFID Does Development in a Principled Way

How DFID Does Development in a Principled Way

Published on: Apr 27 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Washington DC conference ‘Digital Development: from Principle to Practice’ was a great opportunity for organisations to compare how they’re delivering...
The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

Published on: Apr 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development
As digital is increasingly integrated into development, privacy protection will become more critical (and more complex), especially for individuals with greater...
Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Published on: Apr 15 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital financial services (DFS) have emerged as complex and yet powerful tool for supporting economic development. Technology-enabled financial services comprise...
ICT Innovation Corps: Teaching Digital Principles to Non-Techie Staff

ICT Innovation Corps: Teaching Digital Principles to Non-Techie Staff

Published on: Mar 30 2016 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
One challenge with the Principles of Digital Development is explaining them to non-techie staff, who often make many decision that affect how ICT tools are deployed...