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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...
Be Aware of Participant Response Bias in ICT4D Product Development

Be Aware of Participant Response Bias in ICT4D Product Development

Published on: Apr 25 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Be Aware of Participant Response Bias in ICT4D Product Development
I am Nicki Dell, a PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle. I’d like to tell you about a project that I did recently during an internship at Microsoft...
Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development

Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development

Published on: Aug 03 2011 by Panthea Lee - Comments Off on Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development
Problem solving, in any context, begins with discovery, research, and scoping. It’s no different in international development. Yet too often, in the early stages...