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The past 30 days in technology for development

Open Data Changes Lives: Jeanne Holm at TEDxUCLA

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov, Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data.

Stretching the Frontiers on Fiscal Openness Initiatives

The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) regional events in Bali and Dublin have provided a fertile opportunity for participating countries to showcase their performance in advancing open data reforms and for newer members to learn from their peers.

Digital Government: Turning the Rhetoric into Reality

Getting betterbut still plenty of room for improvement: thats the current assessment by everyday users of their governments efforts to deliver online services. The public sector has made good progress, but most countries are not moving nearly as quickly as users would like. Many governments have made bold commitments, and a few countries have determined to go digital by default.

Pursuing job creation, citizen engagement and government efficiency through ICTs in Nigeria


Nigeria's Ministry of Communication Technology is
advancing a wide range of ICT initiatives,

Implementing African Development Initiatives

There is recognition within Africa that the continent needs to tap into its own wealth to finance its development agendas, most notably the African Unions Agenda 2063.

The Future of Government

Governments must now address how they are to remain relevant. To do so they must respond to rapidly changing conditions and citizens' expectations. They also need to build capacity to operate effectively in complex, interdependent national and global networks across the public, private and non-profit spheres.

iHRIS Health Workforce Information System Helps India Improve Health Service Delivery

India, like many countries, is embracing the goal of universal health coverage—that all people can affordably access the health services they need. Health workers are vital to these efforts, of course, since health services don’t deliver themselves.

Podcast: No Smoke Without Fire!

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The E-Waste Dilemma: Where Do Broken Computers Go?

That question gets pretty complicated based on where you live, and whether you’re talking about individually-owned computers or those held by large corporations.

Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa.

Using Information and Communication Technology to support women's entrepreneurship in Central and West Asia

For micro and small enterprises, the use of ICT has led not only to better business performance but also better living conditions. It can also be particularly effective in loosening constraints on women in enterprise development. However, women lag behind men in access to technology and use ICT differently. Understanding why can help leverage ICT to help womens businesses.

Why the G20 should act on Open Data

The C20 Summit the key civil society gathering in the run-up to the G20 Leaders Summit in November is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Top of the agenda at the C20 Summit are four sets of issues: Inclusive growth and employment; infrastructure; climate change and sustainability; and, governance.

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