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Resilience Resources: RABIT - Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact

This page provides guidance materials relating to RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit.  This enables the measurement of resilience baselines, and also measurement of the impact on resilience of development interventions; particularly introduction of ICTs.  It focuses on resilience in low-income communities.

Summary of the first UN World Data Forum: 15-18 January 2017

This IISD summary provide a synthesis of discussion and outcomes from the first UN World Data Forum held in South Africa from 15-18 January 2017.

Interactive radio’s promising role in climate information services: Farm Radio International concept paper

Farmers require relevant, timely and continuous information and advice regarding historic climate variability, probabilistic seasonal forecasts, and monitoring and short-lead information about growing season weather.
 
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Intergenerational relations and the power of the cell phone: perspectives on young people's phone usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cell phones present new forms of sociality and new possibilities of encounter for young people across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in sub-Saharan Africa where the scale of usage, even among the very poor, is remarkable.

Mobile phones and education in Sub-Saharan Africa: from youth practice to public policy

Young people's use of mobile phones is expanding exponentially across Africa. Its transformative potential is exciting, but findings presented in this paper indicate how the downside of mobile phone use in African schools is becoming increasingly apparent.

Youth, mobility and mobile phones in Africa: findings from a three-country study

The expansion of mobile phone use in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly over the last five years, has been remarkable in terms of speed of adoption, spatial penetration and, not least, the fact that this is an essentially spontaneous development firmly embedded in private sector activity.

GODAN Success Stories - Issue 1 | GODAN

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) advocates and supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable.

Measuring the Barriers to Big Data for Development: Design-Reality Gap Analysis in Colombia’s Public Sector

While big data has the potential to make a significant contribution to international development, that potential is currently constrained by a number of barriers. Systematic analysis of those barriers is rare, so this paper applies the design-reality gap model to identify and evaluate barriers to effective use of big data in one context: the Colombian public sector.