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May 18, 2020

Digital Principles Community Spotlight: Amjad Hiary

The Principles for Digital Development community aims to connect ICT4D, information technology, and international aid and humanitarian development practitioners with thoughtful curated content, relevant conversation and quality opportunities to improve their work. As a global public good, ensuring these resources are as accessible to as many audiences as possible is central…

April 29, 2020

Tech in the Time of Coronavirus: Tech Salon’s New Virtual Series

Technology Salons began in 2008 as an online forum where technology and development professionals and practitioners could share their insights and opinions on emerging trends in ICT, international development, digital trends, and everything in between. Over the years, Tech Salons have grown in size, topic range, and geography , becoming a staple means for the digital development community to participate in intimate and informal conversations.    Recently, as…

March 11, 2020

The Digital Principles Suite of Practical Resources: Digital Development Dictionary and Quick Reference Materials

As technology has quickly evolved over the last five years, the digital development community’s approaches to using this technology have also changed. As such, we have developed new resources in partnership with TechChange with two major objectives:   1) To improve the ability of the Digital Principles community to thoughtfully apply multiple Principles to the topics that matter the most to them and  2) Enhance actors’ understanding of effective use of new/emerging technology…

March 4, 2020

[Cross-Post] ¿Por qué entender el ecosistema existente en el desarrollo digital?

Este artículo fue publicado originalmente en el sitio web TecSalud Queremos continuar hablando sobre la importancia de implementar los principios para el desarrollo digital en nuestros proyectos. Ya ahondamos en la importancia de diseñar con el usuario, ahora queremos hablar del segundo principio que expone DIAL: Entender el ecosistema existente. ¿Qué es?…

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…