Practical Insights on Financial Sustainability

4 Things Humanitarian Innovators Need to Unlearn From the Private Sector

4 Things Humanitarian Innovators Need to Unlearn From the Private Sector

Published on: Feb 16 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
As most of us in the humanitarian sector would recognise, the idea that NGO leaders are less savvy than their private sector counterparts does not ring true....
5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

Published on: Dec 23 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We constantly talk about sustainability when designing and refining digital solutions, but what do we really mean when we say it? Josh Woodard’s post “Is It...
Is It Finally Time to Retire Sustainability in ICT4D?

Is It Finally Time to Retire Sustainability in ICT4D?

Published on: May 06 2021 by Josh Woodard - 30 Comments
Talk – and debate – of the term “sustainability” in ICT4D is nothing new. The theme has been discussed on ICTworks for more than a decade....
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...
The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

Published on: Nov 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability
We often talk about project sustainability in information and communication for technology (ICT4D) programs, and as a result, we have multiple guides on how to...
New WHO Guidelines on Economic Evaluations of Digital Health Solutions

New WHO Guidelines on Economic Evaluations of Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Oct 09 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on New WHO Guidelines on Economic Evaluations of Digital Health Solutions
Digital health interventions are often very dynamic, evolving through several stages of maturity during which the monitoring and evaluation needs of the intervention...
How To Stop Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation?

How To Stop Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation?

Published on: Jan 25 2016 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
In the research article Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation: A Sustainability Challenge by Terje Aksel Sanner and Johan Ivar Sæbø of Univeristy of...
A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

Published on: May 18 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Back in 2009, a few MIT students started “Fab Labs” in Afghanistan to teach Afghans how to fabricate small-scale projects, one of which was wireless...
On Financial and Other Types of Sustainability in ICT4D Initiatives

On Financial and Other Types of Sustainability in ICT4D Initiatives

Published on: Mar 30 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on On Financial and Other Types of Sustainability in ICT4D Initiatives
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the sustainability of ICT4D initiatives over the past couple months in preparation for a panel I participated in at ICTD...