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 guidance to help donors and implementing partners integrate...
How Can ICT4D Help Governments Improve Citizen Services?

How Can ICT4D Help Governments Improve Citizen Services?

Published on: May 24 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Can ICT4D Help Governments Improve Citizen Services?
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) refers to the use of digital technologies by governments to support economic, social, and political development in low- and middle-income countries. USAID...
Get a Dream ICT4D Job and Fulfill Your Key New Year’s Resolution Now

Get a Dream ICT4D Job and Fulfill Your Key New Year’s Resolution Now

Published on: Jan 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Get a Dream ICT4D Job and Fulfill Your Key New Year’s Resolution Now
Do you love your job? I mean really love your work? Or do you struggle through your day, bored and disappointed, because that pays the bills? Might it be time to look for a dream job? A role where it doesn’t even feel...
Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Get Your Dream Job in Digital Development – Your Weekend Long Reads
Do you love your job? I mean really love your work? Or do you go to your office every day because that pays the bills? Might it be time to look for a dream job? One where you look forward to your work because it doesn’t...
What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and went on to make the case that international development has...
Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

Published on: Nov 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years
What is the role of ICT4D professionals within an international development organization? I was recently asked this question by three large USAID implementing partners. Each organization was wondering if ICT4D should be...
Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?

Pop Quiz: Should You Need a License to Practice ICT4D?

Published on: Jul 07 2016 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The Kenyan government recently introduced the Information Communications Technology Practitioners Bill 2016 bill that would require every ICT practitioner to have a university degree in computer science and pay an annual...
Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Published on: Jan 28 2015 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
The jig is up: I hate technology. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed at an airline check-in kiosk because my battered passport won’t scan properly or the new “e-visa” system has frozen in the midst...