Practical Insights on USAID

Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Published on: Oct 23 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You
In early 2017, USAID’s StopPalu malaria control project in Guinea started implementing an SMS program to motivate pregnant women to seek antenatal care visits...
Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Published on: Oct 09 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization
Human centered design isn’t a new concept. We’ve heard engineers, from aerospace to software, quietly snicker as they’ve seen the enthusiasm for design thinking...
Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop

Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop

Published on: Sep 25 2017 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop
Recently, FHI 360 launched the Technologies for Resilience Inventory with the Rockefeller Foundation to showcase technologies that are being used to enhance the...
How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

Published on: Sep 18 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There is a silent race running through developing countries around the world – a race for access to land and the knowledge of whom the land belongs. The race...
Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

Published on: Aug 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Do farmers really want to be paid in mobile money? To answer this question, I’ll ask you to first entertain a brief thought experiment. Imagine that your...
Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Published on: Jul 26 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment
The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms...
Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering

Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering

Published on: Jul 12 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering
Scaling technologies that promote economic development is challenging – as evidenced by the massive number of pilots that drain the talent and resources of practitioners,...
How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

Published on: Jul 03 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations
Social media, specifically Facebook, use is growing rapidly around the world. It is becoming one of the most popular sources of information, even in poor Southeast...
USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

Published on: Jun 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
Social media may be passing television as a source for news around the world. A Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report found that over 28% of 18–24...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...