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DFID Review of Digital in Development Programmes

The purpose of this review was to benchmark the UK Department for Internationa Development's activities on digital and to support the development of an overarching vision for digital work in their programmes.  It found that digital technologies can add value to their development interventions and help them to reach greater numbers of poor and marginalised people more quickly and cost-effectivel

Dominican Republic Focuses on Health Workforce Systems to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

USAID/Dominican Republic has awarded IntraHealth International a two-year associate award to build on CapacityPlus’s achievements in the Dominican Republic.

APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy

26 March 2015
(APC for APCNews)

After sustained pressure from civil society organisations, and under the leadership of the gov

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

26 March 2015
(APC for APCNews)

This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Ra

Inspirational stories from connect:ID – the journey to digital IDs for all

Today marks the end of the connect:ID conference, one of the most influential events in the United States, powered through an alliance with the world’s leading identity industry association.

How Access to Tuberculosis Care Helps a Family in Patna, Bihar

Maina Devi, 30, lives in Patna, a city of 1.6 million people in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.Until mid-2014, Maina Devi’s life was like that of her neighbors, days spent taking care of the three young children she was raising with he

Call for tenders: Mid-term review of the outcomes of APC's implementation of 2013-2016 Strategic Plan

25 March 2015
(Karen Banks for APC)

APC is looking for evaluation consultants to develop an evaluation proposal and

Shaping our collective futures: the Africa we want

In 50 years, what kind of Africa can we envision, and then proceed to achieve? What are the non-negotiables? What agenda will see a true transformation of the world in which we live? What factors will enable us to not simply survive, but to thrive?

Partnering across Public and Private Sectors to Beat TB in India

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post.Every year, 

Helpdesk Report: Innovations in education systems and delivery

There is a significant body of evidence showing the efforts of educational institutes all over the world to innovate their educational systems in order to extend services, improve performance and communication flows, and to reduce costs.

Helpdesk Report: The use of mobile phones to improve communication from lower to higher tier health workers

mHealth refers to medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices.  Mobile phones and internet technology are being used in developing countries for health projects with some success. The bulk of the literature is on phones being used for workers to communicate with

New publication: Building access to justice, health care and social rehabilitation for survivors in the Republic of Congo

PERGAMINO
23 March 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

This publication, which is especially useful for women’s rights and ICT for develop

Helpdesk Report: Health in Tanzania

This report gives an overview of the health situation in Tanzania and their progress towards the goals set in the health Millennium Development Goals.

Helpdesk research report: Mobile telephony for improved health service and data managemen

There is significant potential for the use of mobile telephony to improve health service outcomes and data management. Opportunities include: serving as a less costly substitute for existing interventions; providing interactive functions that multiply the power of existing interventions; and serving entirely new functions.

Helpdesk Report: ICTs and education

This is a scoping report of recent, ongoing and pipeline activities that utilise Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education programme delivery, in particular to deliver learning. It includes teacher training initiatives and the use of ICTs for teaching and learning. The report is focused on primary and secondary level education.

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