3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

Published on: Aug 26 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19
In early 2020, when COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic and urgent public health crisis, countries all over the world scrambled to develop a rapid and effective response to limit the introduction of COVID-19 through their...
New Report: How Korea Used ICT to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

New Report: How Korea Used ICT to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

Published on: Apr 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The world is facing an unprecedented economic, social and political crisis with the spread of COVID-19. The Republic of Korea is no exception. Korea had a surge coronavirus infections that started spreading at the local...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with a 2017 Hype Cycle. The basic idea is simple: new technology...
Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Published on: Feb 08 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Everyone is interested in the fancy outputs of mobile data collection: eye-catching and informative web-based data visualizations. Yet few people care about the mess of intermediate analytics and custom data engineering...
Reinventing the Call Centre for Better Healthcare Services in Uganda

Reinventing the Call Centre for Better Healthcare Services in Uganda

Published on: Feb 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world with 81% of Uganda’s population under age 35. Public health programs in Uganda are constantly faced with the challenge of identifying relevant communication and...
How We Fought Ebola with Information

How We Fought Ebola with Information

Published on: Jan 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In December 2013, a little-known viral hemorrhagic fever in West Africa was detected in a forest region of Guinea. It was soon confirmed to be Ebola Virus Disease, an illness previously seen primarily in Central Africa....
How to Create an Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

How to Create an Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Published on: Jul 20 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Create an Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
In recent years, organizations and employees are being measured not on their stories, but on their numbers. When you introduce your organization, people will always ask you about your numbers – What’s your reach?...
Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Published on: May 13 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Development is messy and complex, but our projects are set up around linear information systems that are slow, one-way, highly siloed and paper-based. Project management plans, quarterly reports, and project close-out reports...
Dashboards: A Force for Good, Great, or Greater Confusion?

Dashboards: A Force for Good, Great, or Greater Confusion?

Published on: Nov 09 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Dashboards: A Force for Good, Great, or Greater Confusion?
In this era of big data and real-time data sharing, projects and organizations are increasingly trying to organize their analytics with dashboards that share key insights at a glance. At the 2015 MERL Tech conference, we...