What the Evidence Shows: Challenges and Opportunities for ICT4D in 2019

Earlier this month, DIAL published the final report of our Global Digital Ecosystem Study. In talking with tech specialists and representatives of NGOs, donor organizations, mobile network operators, and governments, we gained some great insights into the current state of the ICT4D sector. In an upcoming blog, I will discuss the experience and lessons of this study from […]

Cross-Post: Three (Downloadable!) Activities to Deepen Engagement for Digital Development

All activities mentioned below are available for download! Please send any feedback to info@techchange.org. On November 5-6, 2018, TechChange supported DIAL in convening and facilitating a donor-driven workshop in Dublin, Ireland. Organized at the request of donors to build stronger bonds amongst their organizations and share common challenges and pain points, TechChange helped design two […]

A Critical Time for Digital Development: DIAL Launches the Digital Ecosystem Survey

Today, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) launched a survey of the global digital development ecosystem – the first of its kind. We are conducting research to be able to measure changes in the successes and challenges of funders, NGOs, governments, mobile network operators, and technology specialists across the digital development ecosystem. Based on the community’s […]

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 […]

Looking Ahead to 2017: New Resources to Put Principles for Digital Development into Action

This week, global development stakeholders from around the world convened at the Global Digital Health Forum (GDHF) in the Washington, DC area to share knowledge with colleagues and wrestle with the challenges we face to realize the full potential of digital services.  DIAL and PATH led a panel discussion at the GDHF that examined the […]

Moving Past Pilots: Entering the Next Phase of Digital Development

Today, we mark the end of the 8th annual ICT4D conference which gathered over 700 implementers, donors, country representatives, the private sector and implementers for four days.  While the focus of the conference fostered a rich discussion on how ICT4D can enable us all to reach the Sustainable Development Goals more effectively, there was another […]

Reaching the SDGs: New Alliances in Digital Development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on all of us to work as partners to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change. Digital technologies enable government and citizen action towards these global goals.  The rising ubiquity of mobile phones, the increased global use of communication and social media applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook, […]

Introducing the Digital Impact Alliance

We’d like to invite you on a journey. Today, the Digital Impact Alliance, or DIAL, comes to life. Formerly known as the Mobile Hub, DIAL is a global alliance to harness the power of the digital revolution to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable men, women and children throughout the developing world. DIAL’s founding […]