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ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

Published on: Aug 08 2019 by Troy Etulain - 1 Comment
Facebook’s recent release of highly accurate population maps for Africa (as well as its impending release of the entire world), and the rising prominence of AI...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence...
What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

Published on: Jan 31 2019 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Another day, and yet another data privacy failure at Facebook, which had over 21 major privacy scandals in 2018 alone. It was a big year, with Russian trolls, Cambridge...
How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

Published on: Aug 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
In the past couple of years, Cambodia has truly embraced the digital age with open arms and poised thumbs. In 2017, the nation of only 16 million was home to an...
4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

Published on: Jul 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We in the international development sector often have this perception that the private sector is way more advanced than we in the collection, analysis, and use...
Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Published on: Jun 13 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps for short), is the Philippines national social welfare program, which gives financial assistance to households who...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...
7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...