How to Bring Public Financial Management into the Digital Era

How to Bring Public Financial Management into the Digital Era

Published on: Nov 02 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In our new paper and recent conference, we are critical of the prevailing paradigm for how we think about digital within public financial management (PFM). In short, we feel it fails to live up to the promise of a digital...
Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs

Published on: Apr 19 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Lessons Learned from Driving Digital Transformation in LMICs
Much has—quite rightly—been said and written about governments connecting better with their citizens. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all governments around the world were pushed to provide education to students online,...
5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery

5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery

Published on: Mar 01 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Insights on Using Algorithms in Government Service Delivery
It’s easy to be seduced by the power of algorithms to deliver public services. Do you want to target beneficiaries of government programs and services precisely and accurately? Well, there’s an algorithm for that. This...
3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

Published on: Feb 23 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India
Over the last year I’ve been lucky enough to work with an FTL Pilot team that is piloting the use of Blockchain to increase transparency in Land Records in India. In 2021, the team set out with big aims but after one...
Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Published on: Dec 29 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana
In Ghana, successive governments across the political divide continue to demonstrate commitment to prioritizing the use of information and communication technology for socio-economic transformation (ICT4D) through investments...
We Should Move From Digital Development to Digital Transformation

We Should Move From Digital Development to Digital Transformation

Published on: Oct 27 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
At the recent event exploring How Mobile Phones are Catalyzing an African Revolution, I was excited to hear Christopher Burns expanding on the idea that we are now transcending the digital revolution – moving from digital...
Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?

Published on: Sep 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your Digital Development Results in USAID’s DEEM Database?
USAID created the Digital Strategy Digital Ecosystem Evidence Map (DEEM) to give us a searchable database and world map of digital development evidence from across the digital ecosystem. DEEM provides USAID staff, implementing...
Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model

Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model

Published on: Jul 13 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model
The role of digital technology across sectors has become undeniable in recent years and it has transformed most aspects of public and private life, including government. Technology has transformed the world’s governments...
Introducing the 6 Principles for Subnational Data Use for Development

Introducing the 6 Principles for Subnational Data Use for Development

Published on: May 18 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing the 6 Principles for Subnational Data Use for Development
Calls for more inclusive development activity, aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an increasingly complex set of development actors spur the data revolution and a demand for better, more targeted...