Practical Insights on private sector

Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Published on: May 20 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
As countries are operationalizing their COVID-19 pandemic response plans, including National Deployment and Vaccination Plans for COVID-19 vaccines, the need for...
New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

Published on: Mar 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 10 Comments
OpenLMIS is looking toward the future. After launching in 2012 in two countries, OpenLMIS has grown to serve over 11,000 health facilities across 9 African countries....
How to Design Inclusive Digital Programming in International Development

How to Design Inclusive Digital Programming in International Development

Published on: Nov 18 2020 by Josh Woodard - 1 Comment
The coronavirus pandemic is creating rapid and dramatic shifts in the global economy and how business is transacted. This disruption is fueling fast-paced innovation...
How to Develop Work-Ready Digital Skills in African Youth?

How to Develop Work-Ready Digital Skills in African Youth?

Published on: Nov 05 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Although Kevin has a master’s degree in science and had been teaching ICT to secondary school students in Kenya for over 25 years, he scored just 61% on a digital...
7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

Published on: Sep 19 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
At the recent OpenHIE Community Meeting, I was able to meet with a wide range of digital health practitioners working for governments, donors, and implementing...
What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

Published on: Aug 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program is a public-private partnership for school management between the Government of Liberia and nine education contractors:...
4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

Published on: Jul 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We in the international development sector often have this perception that the private sector is way more advanced than we in the collection, analysis, and use...
Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Published on: Jan 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and...
Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank

Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank

Published on: Mar 07 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank
The World Bank, Development Gateway, and Plan UK invite you to RSVP for Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement for Enhanced Development Impact. Citizen...
Where are the Mobile Operators in Mobiles for Development Projects?

Where are the Mobile Operators in Mobiles for Development Projects?

Published on: Nov 09 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Steve Song recently wrote a great post on 3 reasons why M4D may be bad for Development where he says that: Mobile operators have entrenched themselves with development...