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Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk

In 2016, during the peak of the emergency response to the drought, almost 3 million constituents received a portion of this food aid. Such a large-scale distribution reveals wondrous efforts, but with any distribution project, there lies a risk that the goods are not going to the desired recipient

What is Your ICT4D Strategy?

In a mobile-first and cloud-first world, where information comes in torrents and connectivity gets ever-closer to ubiquitous it can be tempting to assume that the technology landscape is evolving too rapidly to justify a multi-year ICT4D strategy.

Water ATMs

  Water ATMs: How Technology is Improving Water Governance in Tanzania Originially posted on NextBillion.net https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/ict4d When you hear the term water governance, what comes to mind? Politicians? Hygiene? A community water tap? Would you believe that 783 million people do not have access to safe water?  A huge reason for this is – you […]

Transforming aid and development

Opinion: Transforming aid and development with satellite imagery By Steve Hellen Originally posted on Devex https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/ict4d Satellite imagery is evolving rapidly, with dramatic leaps in the timeliness of imagery, improvements in resolution, and economics influenced by new providers. With this has also come new imagery analytics providers, in some cases eliminating the barrier of having in-house […]

Agency-level Measurement

Agency-level Measurement: A Case Study from Catholic Relief Services Original Post https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/ict4d Kelly Scott is a Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning with Catholic Relief Services. Within the international development and relief industry, there has been a concerted focus on increasingly sophisticated project-level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. But how does an agency […]