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Institutions and Connectivity: Wasted Resources or Big Impact?

Institutions and Connectivity: Wasted Resources or Big Impact?

Published on: Feb 03 2016 by Alex Blum - 2 Comments
When I started my company, Rugged Communications, a few years ago, speaking with investors and institutions about the importance of connectivity felt like pulling...
Can Crowdfunding Work for Developing World Projects?

Can Crowdfunding Work for Developing World Projects?

Published on: Oct 19 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
As I experiment with crowdfunding for JadedAid, a card game to save humanitarians that I co-launched on Kickstarter, I wonder how entrepreneurs in the developing...
Aren’t Medicine and Water More Important Than Telecommunications?

Aren’t Medicine and Water More Important Than Telecommunications?

Published on: Dec 22 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
ICT4D is a small, but growing community working on the massive challenge of bringing Internet connectivity to the world. As such, effectively conveying the meaning...
How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

Published on: Nov 13 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting
Efforts to make spending information more relevant and actionable often suffer from low levels of financial literacy, complexity, and just the unfavorable common...
The ICT4D Funding Conundrum And Why Pilotitis Needs to Change

The ICT4D Funding Conundrum And Why Pilotitis Needs to Change

Published on: Oct 25 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The ICT4D Funding Conundrum And Why Pilotitis Needs to Change
I am Erica Hagen and in a recent post, I talked about how effective feedback loops are close to being realized in Dar es Salaam. In this post, I discuss the challenges...
6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media

6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media

Published on: May 24 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media
In the next few years, another 2 billion people will be coming online; transforming the Internet from what once was an elite network of the world’s privileged...
Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank

Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank

Published on: Mar 07 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement with the World Bank
The World Bank, Development Gateway, and Plan UK invite you to RSVP for Citizen Voices UK: A Global Conference on Citizen Engagement for Enhanced Development Impact. Citizen...
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...
Get an ICT4D Job! Policy, Health, Management

Get an ICT4D Job! Policy, Health, Management

Published on: May 29 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Get an ICT4D Job! Policy, Health, Management
ICT Policy Specialist: The ICT Sector Unit of the World Bank is recruiting an ICT Policy Specialist through the JPPAD (Junior Professionals Program for Afro-Descendants...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012

Published on: May 22 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012
Agriculture and Food Security in Africa: After watching USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on the PBS NewsHour discuss the goal of lifting 50 million Africans out...