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Februar 5, 2021

Introducing the Digital Principles Advisory Council for 2021-2023

The Principles for Digital Development champion cross-sector collaboration, open knowledge sharing, and community-driven solutions. Since assuming stewardship in 2016, we’ve strived to live these values in practice, knowing the most effective way to respond to the rapidly evolving needs and gaps in the digital ecosystem was to work directly with individuals that make up our community. Thus, in 2018, the team established the first…

Januar 28, 2021

[CROSS-POST] The 9 principles of digital development, for a better impact of projects

This article was originally published on January 21, 2021 on Journal du Net. A group of development experts and practitioners, from several international organizations including Unicef, UNDP, WHO, WB, undertook to bring together good practices for the success of digital development. Digital has become omnipresent in our life and influences…

Januar 10, 2021

Be collaborative and digital

This post was originally published on the “digi-musings on education” website on January 3, 2021. Its 2021. In 2020, we started the year talking about the challenges for education in connection to digital transformation and the UN sustainable development goals, but then Covid-19 happened. It focussed attention on digital learning, as opportunities for physical…

Dezember 22, 2020

Hindsight is 2020: Reflecting on the Digital Principles This Year and Ahead

It’s said that hindsight is 2020 and as I reflect on the past year, that phrase resonates more deeply than it used to. The Principles for Digital Development team accomplished many programmatic objectives in spite of the adversities over the past twelve months: we produced several new resources meant to help international development practitioners better embed the Principles in project design, hosted numerous workshops and trainings for…

November 10, 2020

Open Nomination Period for the Digital Principles Advisory Council (2021-2023)

Today, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) announced the open nomination period for the second Digital Principles Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is intended to serve as an independent consultative body to DIAL and will provide guidance to shape the evolution of the Digital Principles, offer input into objectives and project investments, and reinforce DIAL’s accountability and responsibilities…

September 25, 2020

The Free, Self-Paced “Introduction to the Digital Principles” Course is Available Now!

As a global public good, the Principles for Digital Development team continuously seeks new ways to ensure resources and learning materials are accessible to our global network. It’s been an incredible journey as we have grown from an initial community comprised of 54 Global North organizations to now  over 230 organizations from nearly every region of the world. Duly, building a common understanding of what the…

September 15, 2020

Announcement: Digital Principles Director Allana Nelson’s Departure

Dear friends and community members, I learned during my brief stint as a journalist that you should never bury the lede, so here it is: After over three and a half years at DIAL overseeing the Digital Principles program, I will be leaving on September 25. Allana with former Principles Director, Carolyn Florey at a…

August 11, 2020

[Cross-Post] Principios de Desarrollo Digital: V uso adecuado de los datos

Este artículo se publicó originalmente en el sitio web de TecSalud  Según DIAL el quinto principio en el desarrollo digital es: Ser orientado a los datos. Ninguna cantidad de datos va acelerar el impacto en una iniciativa de desarrollo digital si dicha información no se utiliza para la toma de decisiones. Cuando…

August 3, 2020

[Cross Post] Principios de Desarrollo Digital: IV Construcción Sostenible

Este artículo se publicó originalmente en el sitio web de TecSalud el 28 de julio de 2020. Según DIAL el cuarto principio en el desarrollo digital es la construcción sostenible. Este principio hace referencia a construir programas sostenibles, plataformas y herramientas digitales que apoyen eficazmente a los usuarios así cómo maximizar su impacto…

August 3, 2020

[Cross Post] A Principled Approach to Rural Digital Transformation

This article was originally posted on DIAL’s website on July 30, 2020. Rural communities are disproportionally left behind when it comes to digital services, particularly in the fourth industrial revolution. Niger, which has a large rural population of 84 percent, wanted to ensure that its efforts to digital transformation reached and improved the lives…

Juli 27, 2020

9 Tech4Good Resources for 9 Digital Principles

A perk of working in the technology for development sector is that it seems like everyone is always innovating. Every day, a new blog, platform, tool, or resource is released, adding to the cornucopia of knowledge and invaluable lessoned learned to our fingertips.   However, the innovative nature of our sector can be one of our biggest challenges. The myriad of available resources and ideas generated can…

Juli 1, 2020

Pulse on the Principles: “From Dialogue to Action: Looking Inward for More Inclusive International Development“

The Principles for Digital Development work and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in international development projects. They were created with the belief that digital technologies can be the great equalizer if leveraged properly, and that begins with greater representation in technology.   However, intentional or not, racism and exclusionary practices…