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The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

Published on: Jan 17 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
We’ve all heard enough hype about blockchain in everything from agriculture to government services. All the ideas swirling around make it hard to separate fact...
Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Published on: Jun 03 2016 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
We all know the story. Fishermen use mobile phones to call ahead to different markets to find the one with best prices, so they can sell their catch for the largest...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 2 Comments
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT

5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT

Published on: Dec 04 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT
IICD uses a distinctive participatory and multi-stakeholder approach in developing social innovation programs with information and communication technologies. Whereas...
USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

Published on: May 20 2013 by John Zoltner - 1 Comment
This Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa briefing paper presents the results of an assessment carried out to explore the current use of sustainable...
Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report

Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report

Published on: Sep 26 2012 by Tim Katlic - Comments Off on Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report
As of 2012, nearly three-quarters of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone. Soon it will be common knowledge that the developing world is more dependent...
Do Public Access Computing Centers Have a Direct Impact on Development?

Do Public Access Computing Centers Have a Direct Impact on Development?

Published on: Sep 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Do Public Access Computing Centers Have a Direct Impact on Development?
Measuring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) for community development is critical, yet it remains elusive. Users’ Perceptions...
The Complete List of 79 Academic ICT4D Journals and Publications

The Complete List of 79 Academic ICT4D Journals and Publications

Published on: Jul 18 2012 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
One source of continuous frustration for ICT4D researchers is the glacial pace of academia. One has to submit papers 8 months in advance for conferences that are...
Get an ICT4D Job!  Africa, Europe, United States

Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, United States

Published on: May 15 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, United States
Community Support Manager: FrontlineSMS is seeking a Community Support Manager to be based in Nairobi. The incumbent will help to develop and maintain the vibrant...