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July 16, 2019

Digital Impact Alliance Hosts Guatemala Event to Round Out Three-Part Global Series Focused on Principles for Digital Development

As stewards of the Principles for Digital Development (Digital Principles), the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) hosted an event last week in Guatemala City, Guatemala, focused on the Digital Principles. Development practitioners heard from policymakers, private sector leaders and technologists on best practices in data-driven decision making, open standards and on…
June 27, 2019

Next Steps with the Digital Principles Advisory Council

In December 2018, the Principles for Digital Development established its first-ever Advisory Council (DPAC), marking one of the most important achievements for DIAL as the steward of the Digital Principles to date. In its role as steward, DIAL continuously seeks to respond to and invest in the shifting needs in…
April 22, 2019

{CROSS-POST} ICT4Drinks: SDG Card Game Edition

The latest TechChange happy hour deviated from our standard ICT4Drinks in that we invited selected partners to try out our latest Digital Principles game. Currently the card game is being built as a stand-alone activity as part of our DIAL workshop series. While many of the mechanics of the card game are the…
April 12, 2019

[CROSS-POST] Harnessing the Value of the Digital Principles for Inclusive Development

Last week, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) together presented on inclusive digital development at the Bond Conference in London– Europe’s largest annual international development event. Eliguard Dawson describes how the DOT FUSION program was guided by Design With User and Understand the Existing…
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 took a data driven online approach to reaching farmers across East Africa. By studying the behavioural 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…

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Global Digital Development Summit

The Global Digital Development Summit brings together iNGOs, international agencies, governments, and the private sector to engage in 3 days of learning, collaboration, and showcasing the latest trends. Join executives, NGO management, policy makers, government representatives and digital health technologists to discuss real life case studies, explore emerging technologies such…
September 14, 2018

Tying the digital knots: Social protection in practice

Social protection programs are often planned and implemented in isolation. As a result, they fail to unlock the potential of a harmonized social protection system. By optimizing service delivery, analytics and transparency, digital solutions can vastly reduce fragmentation and enable a systems approach to universal social protection. But what is…
April 11, 2019


“Bringing together new and experienced users, technical experts, implementer, and innovators to share ideas, insights, and successes about how DHIS 2 is being used to drive decision making and impact” BAO Systems and the University of Oslo invites you to attend the 5th Annual DHIS 2 Symposium taking place in…