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  • May 23, 2019

    SolDevelo Social Impact Foundation - Principles for Digital Development

    Principles Talk
    I hope this is a good place to post this. Hello everyone, I am Maciej Neumann from SolDevelo Social Impact - the Foundation created by SolDevelo, a software…
  • May 21, 2019

    eHealth - Wehubit launches a new call for proposals

    Opportunities & Jobs
    This Monday 20th May 2019, Wehubit has launched its third Call for Proposals on the theme of eHealth . How can digital technology contribute to achieving universal health…
  • March 26, 2019

    Tanzania - Digital Principles

    Principles Talk
    Mambo! Welcome to the Digital Principles corner for Tanzania. We can keep each other updated and share lessons and best practices here. Feel free to ask questions and…
  • May 13, 2019

    Special Issue in Sustainability on IOT, remote sensing and tech for dev

    Events & Resources
    Dear Colleagues, Monitoring and managing distributed water, sanitation, agricultural, and energy resources and services in remote and/or low-income regions are increasingly important as population pressures and climate change…
  • October 05, 2017

    Introductions thread: What makes you tick?

    Welcome. Some of us know each other. Others, not. Introduce yourself! Specifically: Where in the world are you? What stage of your career are you at? What are…
  • May 03, 2019

    Inequality gaps

    Hi, I’d like to find out if anyone has ever dealt with solutions that aim at decreasing inequality. I am trying to create a Theory of Change with…

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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…
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…

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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…
July 11, 2019

Practicando los Principios para el Desarrollo Digital en Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Courtyard Marriott, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. RSVP requerido Los Principios para el Desarrollo Digital son los conocimientos extraídos de cientos de profesionales y miles de proyectos para formar nueve de las directrices mejores para mejorar el uso de tecnología en desarrollo. Actualmente, 167 organizaciones apoyan Los Principios Digitales, incluyendo…