Principles for Design & Development

Principle 9

Principle 9: Be Collaborative

Principle 9The saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” is attributed to an African proverb, but could easily be a mantra for technology-enabled development projects. Principle 9: Be Collaborative suggests strategies for leveraging and contributing to a broader commons of resource, action, and knowledge to extend the impact of development interventions.

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  • Engage diverse expertise across disciplines and industries at all stages.
  • Work across sector silos to create coordinated and more holistic approaches.
  • Document work, results, processes and best practices and share them widely.
  • Publish materials under a Creative Commons license by default, with strong rationale if another licensing approach is taken.



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