Practical Insights on Open Source

How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

Published on: Nov 23 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Much has been said about the power of open source software for ICT4D, but there’s seemingly little on how to navigate the decisions around how to use, build,...
5 Reasons Why Platforms Are Better Than Bespoke Technical Solutions

5 Reasons Why Platforms Are Better Than Bespoke Technical Solutions

Published on: Jul 04 2016 by Natasha Beale - 8 Comments
For many organizations, the struggle to choose between platform and bespoke solutions is becoming more and more unwieldy as technology choices increase exponentially....
SAFETAG Can Help Protect Organizations from Hackers and Cybercrime

SAFETAG Can Help Protect Organizations from Hackers and Cybercrime

Published on: Feb 26 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Non-profit organizations around the world are targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring or protecting their...
How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

Published on: Feb 11 2016 by Wayan Vota - 47 Comments
Recently Chris Fabian made the very interesting declaration. Since the UN’s charter is to produce public goods, he says “we do everything Open Source and Public...
Need Funding? Here Are 3 New ICT4D Calls for Proposals

Need Funding? Here Are 3 New ICT4D Calls for Proposals

Published on: Feb 04 2016 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
We all would love more cash for our great digital development ideas, so the hunt for new investors and donors is never-ending. Luckily, we’ve found three...
3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

3 Systematic Reasons Why M&E Technology Projects Fail

Published on: Jun 26 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Having worked for ten years in tech-enabled monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), I think we need to address three systemic issues: complexity, interoperability...
Please RSVP for Digital Development Principle 6: Open ICT4D

Please RSVP for Digital Development Principle 6: Open ICT4D

Published on: Feb 02 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Futures Group and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs are pleased to invite you to RSVP now for Principle 6 for Digital Development: Using...
To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

Published on: Dec 12 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
At M&E Tech in DC and NYC, we heard from development professionals who were struggling with the question on how to build an organization-wide technology-enabled...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...
Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Published on: Feb 03 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?
USAID is gathering information on ICT4D projects or activities that have embodied progressive project design principles to show how these principals can help technology...