Guest Blog: From Pen to Principle: The Evolution of the Digital Principles Community

Over the past decade, the digital development field has rapidly matured as small-scale pilots have paved the way for coordinated and scaled systems. But success for digital tools and initiatives has not come by accident. Practitioners have dedicated the time to thorough context analysis and planning, and careful monitoring to ensure that they are deploying […]

Program Strategy: How to Pivot Your Digital Development Project to Scale and Sustain Beyond the “Valley of Death”

In December 2017, DIAL released Beyond Scale – an interactive eBook that details key questions and challenges that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises face when scaling and sustaining digital development programs, especially when they approach their four to five-year mark, which some describe as the “valley of death”. The book has seven chapters, which […]

(Link Now Available) Opportunity for Public Comment: New Principles for Digital Development Content and Resources

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is excited to announce the opportunity for public review and comment on the new Principles for Digital Development content prior to its formal publication in October. The content is designed for implementing organizations and is the product of an extensive content development process, including focus group discussions and interviews with […]

DIAL’s Plans at 2017 ICT4D Conference in Hyderabad, India

From May 15-18, the ninth annual ICT4D Conference will be held in Hyderabad, India. This annual conference brings together more than 1,000 attendees from public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community to discuss how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. This year, […]

Scale Up to Hyderabad

Next week, the ninth annual ICT4D Conference will bring together local implementers, international NGOs, donors and technology providers from around the world to Hyderabad, India. The focus of the conference will be on the role that better data can play to help the world meet the Sustainable Development Goals, and increase the ability of ICT-based […]

Bringing Digital Services to Scale

Important work is underway to bring digital services to scale across multiple sectors – from health, to financial services, to agriculture. While we still talk about pilotitis, the reality is that the digital development ecosystem is maturing and services are expanding at scale in many places. Although many are in early stages, these success stories offer […]