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What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and...
The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 19 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Digitization will have profound effects on the world of work. According to McKinsey, while technology will lift productivity and economic growth, up to 375 million...
Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Published on: May 04 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?
Around the time of the MDGs, ICT4D became the focus for a critical mass of activity; a “sidestreaming” approach that saw specialist ICT4D units arise...
16 New Priorities for ICT4D Policy and Practice in a Post-2015 World

16 New Priorities for ICT4D Policy and Practice in a Post-2015 World

Published on: Jun 25 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda,...
Thankfully, ICT4D is Now About Strategy and Implementations, Not Technovelty

Thankfully, ICT4D is Now About Strategy and Implementations, Not Technovelty

Published on: Aug 15 2012 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Just like any other industry, the ICT for Development (ICT4D) field has experienced significant shifts. As major international development stakeholders have begun...