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October 13, 2017

Development Gateway Press Release: Endorsing the Principals for Digital Development

We are pleased to announce our endorsement of the Principles for Digital Development. The Principles, of which Digital Impact Alliance is the steward, seek to institutionalize lessons learned in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in development projects. They allow practitioners to to integrate best practices into their…

February 9, 2017

Taking Pragmatic Steps to Advance National ID Efforts for Development

By: pquirk
While the world watched one inauguration on January 20th, over 5,000 miles away, another incoming President, Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered his address at his inauguration in Ghana a few days earlier. One of the key promises that President Akufo-Addo has made is to reform the current national identification system started under his predecessor…

December 20, 2016

Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems

The Principles for Digital Development blog has been granted permission to cross-post the below post from Ann Mei Chang and Jennifer Adams at USAID. —————————————————————————— Health officers use mobile phones to input data during a trachoma mapping project in Ethiopia. / Dominique Nahr, Sightsavers From health officers conducting contact tracing with…

February 29, 2016

We Must Build a Better Future for Digital Development

Reposted from ICTWorks. My name is Adele Waugaman and over the past year I’ve served as rapporteur for a series of community discussions on the Principles for Digital Development. The Principles are now industry-accepted standards on what you need to think through in every stage of ICT4D projects. Consider yourself on notice: If you…

January 25, 2016

Collaborate to Innovate: Stick to the Principles of Digital Development

By Jamie Findlater, TechCamp What if all the major players in the tech for social good space got together and created a road map that you could use when designing and implementing your ideas from TechCamp? Take a Look – The Principles for Digital Development– is a great common sense guide…

December 29, 2015

The Principles for Digital Development and Medic Mobile

By Medic Mobile Last year, a coalition of more than 300 authoritative global health institutions and UN agencies endorsed a set of nine Principles for Digital Development. We see the growing consensus around these principles as an important step forward for our field. We also see it as validation for the…

October 28, 2015

Principles report draft now open for public comment

Over the past year, we have worked to capture your voices and perspectives during the community discussion of the Principles for Digital Development. A draft of the synthesis report, From Principle to Practice: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development, is now available for public comment. The goal of the report is to provide development decision-makers…