How the Digital Principles Serve as a Guide to Better Solutions

For over a decade, the Principles for Digital Development have helped development practitioners enhance the design and efficacy of tech-enabled projects and programs, evolving alongside present needs and new innovations. In the Digital Impact Alliance’s (DIAL) role as steward of the Principles, we have aimed to highlight how the Digital Principles are relevant and useful throughout a project’s lifecycle.   In recent months, COVID-19 has massively impacted countless development programs and projects, with organizations scrambling to fulfill deliverables while also determining how […]

More Lighthouses for Stormy Seas: Navigating the Waters of Data Science

The responsible use of data in our field is not a new topic for us, but recent news reminds us why this work is so important. Over the past few months, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) has been hard at work to figure out how we can support our colleagues grappling with questions on the […]

Cross-Post: DFID endorses the Principles for Digital Development, How the Principles lead to better designed development programmes

DFID is delighted to become the 100th organisation to endorse the Principles for Digital Development! They are good practice guidelines for doing development in a digital world that are regarded by the public and private sector as the global standard. At DFID we use digital technologies so we can have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective […]

The Challenge of Upholding Data Privacy in Digital Development

Across the global development community, non-profits, government agencies, and humanitarian response organizations are using data to catalyze innovation through increasing mobile access, scaling up field operations and promoting inclusive decisions between implementers and beneficiaries. While organizations may act with best intentions, and in doing so, embrace digitization and adopt advanced analytics to improve these efforts, issues […]