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How to use Network Analysis to Keep Social Connections in Community Resettlement Projects

How to use Network Analysis to Keep Social Connections in Community Resettlement Projects

Published on: Apr 30 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
We know that relocations after disasters or conflicts are quite challenging. Imagine replicating the shape, the personal bonds, the livelihoods, the urban patterns...
7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

Published on: Apr 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable
While there are how to guides and toolkits to plan the initial implementation of a digital development program, there are fewer guides for the issues that organizations...
How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh...
Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Published on: Apr 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technology has enormous potential to improve food security in Feed the Future countries and around the world. There are four broad categories of digital...
How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

Published on: Mar 29 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
If the last ten years are an indicator of what to expect in the coming ten years, data will be one of the most sought-after commodities for measuring success in...
How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

Published on: Mar 22 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I have seen a lot of ICT4D innovations struggle because the initiatives try to innovate on too many things at the same time: a) a social or managerial or accountability,...
How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management

Published on: Mar 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Accurately Predict Technology Project Budgets Using Earned Value Management
We’ve all been there. A technology project is half-way through its lifetime, yet used 60% of its funding. Is it overspent? Is it on track? Or almost as bad,...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Published on: Jan 03 2018 by Adam Fivenson - 2 Comments
Back in late 2015, I landed a unique design assignment via Nexos Locales, a USAID-funded, DAI-run project that works with municipalities around the Western Highlands...
How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled

How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled

Published on: Nov 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Buy M&E Software and Not Get Bamboozled
  While there is no way to guarantee that M&E software will solve all of your problems or make all of your colleagues happy, there are three things you can...