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Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Published on: Jun 13 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps for short), is the Philippines national social welfare program, which gives financial assistance to households who...
How to Use Neural Networks to Keep Social Connections in Community Resettlement Projects

How to Use Neural Networks to Keep Social Connections in Community Resettlement Projects

Published on: Apr 30 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
We know that relocations after disasters or conflicts are quite challenging. Imagine replicating the shape, the personal bonds, the livelihoods, the urban patterns...
Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Published on: Nov 02 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders
As an international development professional, based in one country and often working in others, how do you reach your audience? How can you understand what’s...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering

Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering

Published on: Jul 12 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering
Scaling technologies that promote economic development is challenging – as evidenced by the massive number of pilots that drain the talent and resources of practitioners,...
Printed Receipts are an Underappreciated ICT4Gov Innovation

Printed Receipts are an Underappreciated ICT4Gov Innovation

Published on: Jun 29 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I often find that the overall transparency of a country can be seen in its retail transactions. The more that transactions are done using clearly marked fixed prices,...
3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

Published on: Jun 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, I watched in amazement as a group of agriculture extension agents wrestled with an inkjet printer in a rural Philippine rice field. First they ran a power...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...