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March 3, 2020

IBM endorses the Digital Principles

The Principles for Digital Development team at the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is pleased to welcome International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to the Digital Principles community as the first private-sector company to endorse the principles.   The Principles for Digital Development and IBM’s principles for trust and transparency align on several core values, such as data ownership, privacy,…

February 24, 2020

[Cross-Post] How Governments can use the Digital Principles to Enable Digital Transformation

This post was originally posted on The Digital Impact Alliance’s website on February 20, 2020 On September 2018, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) published the SDG Digital Investment Framework in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This framework calls on governments, donors, technology providers, and development practitioners to take a whole-of-society[1] and…

February 19, 2020

The Digital Principles Suite of Practical Resources: SDG x Digital Principles Framework

Whether or not your programs are focused directly on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of your objectives likely align with them. Working in the development sector, there are an abundance of frameworks meant to aid us in doing development better and more thoughtfully. While oftentimes helpful, this can also leave practitioners feeling inundated with too many choices and confused as to how multiple frameworks work…

February 14, 2020

[CROSS-POST] The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

This post was originally posted on the ICTWorks blog. It was written as a response to Tony Roberts‘, of the Institute of Development Studies, post “Rebooting the Digital Principles.” The Principles for Digital Development are one of the most successful examples of collaboration and partnership in our industry. Created for development practitioners,…

January 7, 2020

[CROSS-POST] Opinion: NGOs can do more to stop wasting data. Here’s how.

Isaac Newton is quoted as saying, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This mentality is, unfortunately, trailing behind our current age of digital scientific revolution. While our ability to collect immense amounts of data, conduct impressive analysis, and share it all over the world…

December 17, 2019

Digital Principles in 2019: Year in Review

As the Principles for Digital Development’s community has grown over the past five years, so has the demand for new products, resources, and tools to help digital development practitioners be more effective in their work. As steward, the Digital Principles team at DIAL has worked hard in 2019 to meet…

November 22, 2019

Welcoming the 200th Endorser to the Principles for Digital Development Community!

When the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) was named steward of the Principles for Digital Development in 2016, the team was tasked with helping digital development practitioners learn about and implement the Digital Principles successfully. Today, after three years of stewardship, DIAL is thrilled to welcome the 200th endorser, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC),…

November 7, 2019

[CROSS-POST] ITE TIG Week: Digital Principles-Focused Evaluation Manifesto by Zach Tilton

This post was originally published on the AEA365 website on October 20, 2019. Hi, my name is Zach Tilton and I am a Doctoral Research Associate at Western Michigan University in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program, the AEA representative to EvalYouth, and the Co-chair of the Integrating Technology into Evaluation Topical Interest Group.…

November 4, 2019

Leveraging the Digital Principles for the Sustainable Development Goals

On United Nations (UN) Day, October 24th, the UN celebrated its 74th anniversary. For 74 years, the UN has been dedicated to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. In 2015, the UN General…