Practical Insights on Papua New Guinea

5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

Published on: Mar 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Back in the day, One Laptop Per Child promised a digital revolution in education. By handing out “$100 laptops” to children, and for the most part sidelining...
Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Published on: Aug 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
A gender digital divide is typical of many developing countries where women and girls have less access to ICT than men and boys. These divisions in the ownership...
The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

Published on: Jan 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
 Tara is a frontline health worker who sits in a small, but meticulously clean clinic at the southernmost point of one of Vanuatu’s more remote islands....
The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

The Current Status of Blockchain in Agriculture

Published on: Oct 04 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
“I am so excited about blockchain! Can you tell me what it is?” With this, Hugh McDonough opened the panel, “Blockchain for Ag: Demystified and Demarcated”,...
Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Published on: Sep 21 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Are SMS projects still relevant? Are toll-free phone numbers still needed? As more and more people in developing countries have access to cheap smartphones and...
Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Published on: Apr 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The aim of the SMS Story research project was to determine if daily mobile phone text message stories and lesson plans would improve children’s reading in Papua...
Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, Central Asia, United States

Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, Central Asia, United States

Published on: Mar 06 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, Central Asia, United States
ICT Consultants: The World Bank needs several ICT consultants in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kenya, Moldova, and Tanzania. Consultants...