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March 5, 2019

Games for Farmers and the Fall Army Worm Pest

We are excited to announce the latest Digital Principles case study which looks at how farm.ink took a data driven online approach to reaching farmers across East Africa. By studying the behavioral patterns exhibited by farmers online, and taking a data driven approach to user research and product analytics, a…

January 24, 2019

How the Land Portal is helping overcome data barriers

Having and using information has always been a powerful force for change, helping to fight corruption, enabling citizens to participate more fully in public life and allowing people from all walks of life to exercise their fundamental human rights. We live in a time when paradoxical topics such as ‘fake…

January 22, 2019

Applying the Principles for Digital Development to Real-World Challenges

The Principles for Digital Development can guide our approach to technology by helping us ask the right questions. Hillary Eason, Ehsanullah Hassani, and Robert Lord-Biggers highlight their application of the principles while tackling an MIS project in Afghanistan. It’s easy enough to talk about using the Principles for Digital Development…

December 19, 2018

Introducing the Digital Principles first Advisory Council

As the stewards of the Principles for Digital Development (Digital Principles), the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) continuously seeks ways to include diverse voices, thoughts, and opinions heard within the community into the tools and resources we create. Last month, we opened a nomination period to create the first Digital Principles…

December 4, 2018

[Cross-Post] IMC endorses the Principles for Digital Development

CROSS POST FROM: http://www.imcworldwide.com/news/imc-endorses-the-principles-for-digital-development/ We are pleased to announce that IMC Worldwide has officially endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, a set of nine best practice guidelines designed to help practitioners successfully apply digital technologies to development programmes. We are pleased to announce that IMC Worldwide has officially endorsed the Principles for…

October 26, 2018

Transforming Communities: How DOT Youth use innovation and the Digital Principles to achieve positive social impact

Every year, the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) hosts the Unconference – a participant-led event that convenes young social innovators hailing from several of the organization’s network countries. The Unconference grants youths the opportunity to connect with professionals, mentors, and one another, bringing over 100 individuals from several countries to share…

February 2, 2018

Register Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Principles for Digital Development are the distilled knowledge of hundreds of professionals and thousands of projects into nine best practice guidelines to improve the use of technology in development. The Digital Principles are currently endorsed by 88 organizations, including USAID, UNICEF, NDI, Grameen Foundation, IntraHealth International, SIDA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,…

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…