ICT4D Updates

Mobile Solutions for Malaria Elimination Surveillance Systems

The potential role of mobile tools to strengthen and extend the reach of disease surveillance systems is widely recognized. Malaria eradication relies on timely and accurate data to effectively identify areas of ongoing transmission, target interventions, and measure progress toward elimination. However, a key gap curbing progress is the lack of appropriate tools for collecting, […]

Improving Data Use in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the developing world, the use of timely, high-quality data is essential to strengthening health systems and providing efficient health services. Vital Wave was engaged by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a Data Use Partnership to improve information systems and increase the use of data in health care delivery in Malawi and Ethiopia. In […]

Why attend the ICT4D Conference?

The rapid growth in the numbers of attendees at the ICT4D Conference since its inception is testament not only to the fantastic learning and networking opportunities the event provides but also to the global focus on ICT4D. Yet ten sessions on from the first conference, many questions are still being asked about the extent and […]

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 […]