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 […]

Guest Blog: Evaluating ICT4D projects against the Digital Principles

As I have written about elsewhere, we need more evidence of what works and what doesn’t in the ICT4D and tech for social change spaces – and we need to hold ourselves to account more thoroughly and share what we know so that all of our work improves. We should be examining how well a […]

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 […]