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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

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

From health officers conducting contact tracing with mobile phones in Ebola-affected countries to TB patients using apps to fulfill their treatment regimen, digital technology is playing an increasingly central role in global health. In fact, over the past decade, the use of mobile and web-based technologies to improve health has…

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…

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…

October 26, 2015

Improving Data Privacy & Security in ICT4D: A Workshop on Principle 8 of the Digital Development Principles Report

On 8 May 2015, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on data privacy and security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes. This workshop was part of a series of events focused on the Nine Principles for Digital Development. 23 The Principles for Digital Development (https://digitalprinciples.org) are guidelines that can help development practitioners…

October 26, 2015

Building Human-Centered Design into ICT4D Projects: An Interview with Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org

By United Methodist Communications Q: What is human-centered design? A: [Sean]: Human-­‐centered design is a problem-solving process that puts humans at the very center. There are three key tenets. First, immerse yourself within the community as much as possible [to understand the problem]. You can start very specific with folks in…