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How to deploy ICT4D projects in LMICs?

Learn how to implement ICT4D projects in developing countries with lessons learned from leading digital development practitioners condensed into “How To Guides.” These step-by-step instructions will guide you to successful and sustainable digital solutions in health, education, agriculture, and economic development.

How to Guides for ICT4D projects can be a valuable resource for humanitarian organizations looking to improve their efforts in four ways:

  • Providing guidance and best practices: “How-to guides” can offer detailed instructions and best practices for implementing ICT4D projects. These resources can help organizations avoid common pitfalls and ensure that their projects are well-designed, effective, and sustainable.
  • Saving time and resources: By providing clear and concise instructions, “how-to guides” can save humanitarian organizations time and resources that would otherwise be spent on trial-and-error. This allows organizations to focus on other critical aspects of their work, such as outreach and impact measurement.
  • Encouraging collaboration: “How-to guides” can help promote collaboration between organizations and individuals working on ICT4D projects by providing a common framework and language for discussing project design and implementation.
  • Enhancing impact: By providing guidance on effective project design and implementation, “how-to guides” can help organizations improve the impact of their ICT4D projects. This can lead to better outcomes for the communities they serve and a more significant contribution to broader humanitarian efforts.

How To Guides will help you figure out what works in leadership, innovation, and risk-taking as you push the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.

How To Guides for You

Here is our ever-expanding list of How To Guides for digital development programming for international development initiatives. We hope they will help you learn how to succeed with ICT4D

USAID Cybersecurity Technical Briefs for Your Development Programs

USAID Cybersecurity Technical Briefs for Your Development Programs

Published on: Nov 15 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
USAID is increasingly leveraging the power of technology to accelerate development outcomes as global connectivity nearly doubling since 2014 to more than 4 billion...
USAID How To Guide: Using the Digital Principles in Project Design

USAID How To Guide: Using the Digital Principles in Project Design

Published on: Jan 18 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
USAID design teams should be integrating the Principles for Digital Development into their project and activity design processes. The Digital Principles provide...
How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

Published on: Nov 09 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data
Machine learning and artificial intelligence pose the ability for global health practitioners to glean new insights from data they are already collecting as part...
How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe

How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe

Published on: Sep 08 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe
´╗┐ The Russian invasion and war in Ukraine has accelerated already existing propaganda and disinformation campaigns throughout Eastern and Central Europe. Together...
How to Use Biometric Identity Solutions in Providing Healthcare Services

How to Use Biometric Identity Solutions in Providing Healthcare Services

Published on: Jun 02 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Use Biometric Identity Solutions in Providing Healthcare Services
Accurate constituent identification is a fundamental building block for every intervention across healthcare, finance, education, and more. Yet, one billion people...
Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Published on: May 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Countries around the world are experiencing unprecedented digital transformation. As a result, previously disconnected communities are coming online and increasing...
How to Guide: USAID Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment Toolkit

How to Guide: USAID Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment Toolkit

Published on: Jan 19 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The rapid development and adoption of digital technology are transforming how people worldwide access information, goods, and services. Digital development is quickly...
How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

Published on: Jan 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers
Grassroot, a civic technology organization based in South Africa, launched a first-of-its-kind leadership development course over the messaging platform WhatsApp...
New WHO Handbook: How to Build Digital Health Information Infostructure

New WHO Handbook: How to Build Digital Health Information Infostructure

Published on: Dec 08 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Digital Health Platform Handbook from the International Telecommunication Union and World Health Organization aims to assist countries with the advancement...
New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Published on: Nov 18 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs
The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming,...