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Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Published on: Feb 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Today in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent of women do. South Asian countries in general are clear outliers among countries of similar levels...
Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development...
Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Published on: Dec 21 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICTD/ICT4D research is diverse and complex. It brings together researchers and participants who come from very different contexts, who have very different life...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know...
Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development

Published on: Sep 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve the Impact of ICT4D Research on International Development
A primary objective of any research field, and ICT4D is no exception, is to have a significant research impact on their domain of interest. The thrust of In ICT4D...
5 Guidelines for Using Mobile Messaging Applications in International Development

5 Guidelines for Using Mobile Messaging Applications in International Development

Published on: Sep 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Guidelines for Using Mobile Messaging Applications in International Development
By 2018, 3.6 billion people were using mobile messaging applications – nearly half of humanity. This has been both a driver and a result of increased connectivity...
The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

Published on: Aug 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
For those living in poverty or in fragile countries, remittances are a lifeline that far surpasses international aid as a source of income. If properly harnessed,...
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:...
Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 28 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads
It’s no secret that the technology sector is riddled with major gender disparities. In the United States, discrepancies in employment and pay are so widespread...
Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Published on: Jan 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities
Of all the emerging technologies that are likely to shape the future of international development, blockchain is certainly at the peak of inflated expectations....