Practical Insights on Mobile Data Collection

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within...
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....
How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App

How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App

Published on: Oct 18 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App
Over 50% of HIV-positive adolescents in Western Kenya fail to adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART), despite the availability of free services and medications....
How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

Published on: Sep 18 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There is a silent race running through developing countries around the world – a race for access to land and the knowledge of whom the land belongs. The race...
Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Published on: Jun 05 2017 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
The idea of using the cloud for development is gaining popularity. In a 2013 assessment of “The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries” United Nations Secretary-General...
7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform

7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform

Published on: May 15 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform
Effective training is a critical building block of any successful mobile data collection project. Data management systems require ongoing maintenance updates. Without...
Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Published on: May 10 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?
You’ve proudly collected data on thousands of constituents, and you are using it to improve your programs. Great! You are ahead of your peers who may not...
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

Published on: Mar 22 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Close your eyes and imagine you’re being interviewed about your sexual behaviors, your finances, and your health conditions – and then asked the same questions...
If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

Published on: Mar 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Way back in 2001, Satellife pioneered the use of PDA’s for health-related data collection in Uganda and Kenya. In the 15 years since, Satellife became the...
Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Published on: Mar 09 2017 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The data revolution is well upon us, with the total data produced doubling every two years. Organizations are processing of an over-abundance of data using a variety...