Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are “living” guidelines that can help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. They are written by and for international development donors, multilateral organizations, and implementing partners, and they are freely available for use by all. The Principles are intended to serve as […]

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Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of ICTs for Development

How has technology influenced the path of international development, and how can information and communications technologies (ICTs) be used to strengthen and improve development projects undertaken by the United Methodist community? To answer these questions, this discussion paper draws from conversations with eight experts whose interviews are featured as part […]

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ICT4D Research Ethics: Is it about Right?

Abstract: This article grew out of work with early career researchers working in ICTD and in mobile learning, specifically those at the intersection of those two emergent disciplines, the field sometimes called mobile learning for development. It originally provided an overview of issues that are important but not core to their […]

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Community Owned Best Practice for Sustainable Resource Adaptive Management (COBRA)

Welcome to Project Cobra Increasing confidence across indigenous communities by: – Discussing the challenges facing their community; – Identifying their own solutions to these challenges; – Recording these solutions using visual technologies; – Sharing their results with other communities; – Implementing best practices from other communities. Short description: We use participatory […]

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Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation

Access to information can transform lives, livelihoods, and spiritual wellbeing. This is particularly true in places where access to information has been hindered by economic, geographic, or social barriers. Today, the rapidly growing reach of cell phone and other modern communications technologies holds tremendous potential to overcome some of these […]

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