10 Insights from the Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2022

10 Insights from the Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2022

Published on: Dec 14 2022 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Over the past five years, nearly 1.4 billion people have gained access to the internet through a mobile phone and by the end of 2021, 55% of the world’s population was using mobile internet. This is providing people...
6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

Published on: Jun 22 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage
A framework that maps key digital competencies and proficiency levels can be a valuable way to support the design and assessment of mobile digital skills strategies and interventions. Most existing digital competence frameworks...
Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Published on: Jul 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Around 15 per cent of the world’s population, or an estimated one billion people are persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are at a disadvantage regarding most Sustainable Development Goals. Barriers to...
Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries

Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries

Published on: Jul 07 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries
The GSMA Assistive Tech programme learned through previous research that mobile phones have the potential to be a life changing technology for persons with disabilities. However, the evidence in the latest Mobile Disability...
The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

Published on: Nov 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development
Are you mobile data collection curious? Do you have colleagues who always ask you how to collect qualitative and quantitative data using mobile devices? Or do you want to convince your country teams to finally give up paper?...
How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

Published on: Nov 13 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting
Efforts to make spending information more relevant and actionable often suffer from low levels of financial literacy, complexity, and just the unfavorable common perception that financial data is boring and hard to understand....
Mobile Phones, Like All Technologies, Are Gender Neutral

Mobile Phones, Like All Technologies, Are Gender Neutral

Published on: May 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
At the first Technology Salon in London, we had a very thoughtful discussion on the implications of gender in using mobile technologies to stimulate social and economic development. Sign up to get invited to future Salons...
Can ICT4D Keep Up With The Speed Of Technology Change?

Can ICT4D Keep Up With The Speed Of Technology Change?

Published on: Jan 25 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can ICT4D Keep Up With The Speed Of Technology Change?
What do the Consumer Electronics Show and the Hong Kong Electronics Fair have to do with ICT for Development? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – billed as the world’s largest exhibition of electronic...
ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

Published on: Sep 23 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 3 Comments
Technology is progressive. It is constantly changing and evolving as new components make their way into the field. For ICT4D professionals, this should be exciting. It means that brand new tools are constantly being added...