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October 25, 2019

Teamscope Endorsement of the Principles for Digital Development

Teamscope was born from a drawing on a table at a coworking space in Santiago, Chile 6 years ago. The spark that ignited this journey was the frustration I felt from a young emergency physician who was struggling with using paper forms when doing data collection for his clinical research.…

October 25, 2019

[CROSS-POST] Simplicity in development programmes paves the path to success

This post was originally published on the Teamscope website on October 23, 2019. International Development Programs are projects implemented by international NGOs to improve the quality of life and health of a population. In an increasingly data-driven world, these projects are generating vast amounts of useful qualitative and quantitative data…

September 26, 2019

[CROSS-POST] Digital Development for Newbies, Part 1: The Basics

This blog was originally posted on DAI’s Digital @ DAI page on September 26, 2019. I joined DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration (CDA) several months ago as an international development professional: familiar with ADS 302, Geo Code 937, Form AID 1420-17, among other industry acronyms, but a newcomer to the…

September 18, 2019

[CROSS-POST] 2nd Principle: Understanding the ecosystem

This blog was originally posted on the Soldevelo website on August 19, 2019. Another Principle for Digital Development we want to transform for the needs of the non-profit organizations is the understanding the existing ecosystem. It’s one of the most universal rules, that should be used by anyone in any…

September 10, 2019

From Nairobi to Seattle: Lessons Learned from Ideation Workshops on Digital Principles Training

How do you scale training for digital development? As the stewards of the Principles for Digital Development, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is currently convening a series of Digital Principles ideation workshops to solicit feedback on training topics, modalities, and constraints for organizational training. This initiative builds on research initiatives and interviews by Clear…

September 2, 2019

[CROSS-POST] 4th Digital Principle: Build a sustainable project

This blog was originally posted on the Soldevelo website on September 2, 2019. Creating a sustainable project is probably one of the hardest things to achieve by a nonprofit organization. Usually funding acquired from different sources is devoted toward one, clear goal. It has to be achieved by the end.…

August 29, 2019

[CROSS-POST] 3rd Digital Principle: Design for Scale

This blog was originally posted on the Soldevelo website on August 29, 2019. In the last article dedicated to the Principles for Digital Development, we talked about designing for users and thinking about the ecosystem of the project. Now we want to focus on design for scale. Making the best…

August 27, 2019

[CROSS-POST] KfW Development Bank adopts Principles for Digital Development / KfW Entwicklungsbank schließt sich Principles for Digital Development an

This blog was originally posted on the KfW website on August 27, 2019. Read the German version directly below this one. Guidelines for the responsible use of digital applications Digital technologies are seen as the key to future development cooperation – and KfW wants to harness this potential. Digital applications…

August 23, 2019

[CROSS-POST]: Trufi App goes Open Source

This post was originally published on the Trufi Association website on August 23, 2019. Hereby we make the Trufi App Open Source. Since our kick-off in April 2018, thousands of volunteer hours have been committed into the Trufi App – an Android and iOS app made for public transport, as…

August 18, 2019

[CROSS-POST] Principles for Digital Development and What They Mean

This blog was originally posted on Hackernoon on August 18th 2019. (Technology for the developing countries) Since the digital revolution started in the world, social impact organizations started to look for ways in which they can use digital tools for their work. First projects were pretty successful. New technologies in…