ICTDev Pulse

International Data Responsibility Conference

(The Hague, The Netherlands) This meeting brings together experts and practitioners working with data for crisis-affected communities and the most at-risk populations worldwide.

Holding the Door Open for Civil Society in Closing Spaces

With more than 20 years’ experience strengthening civil society, IREX has helped promote partnerships between government, media, and communities to foster accountability, elevate citizen voices, and address public needs.

Training toolkit: the monitoring and evaluation for information literacy training initiatives in Africa: a journey approach

Information literacy is the ability to acquire information, to interpret it and to treat it in an intelligent and critical manner. This toolkit isaimed at those who design and/or run information literacy training. The toolkit refers to measuring the competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes, confidence and behaviours) of information literate individuals.

Operationalizing the WDR

In the last decade or so, mobile phones have been appearing in the least likely of places: in the hands of a Masai warrior in the middle of the Kenyan bush, on a fishing boat off the coast of Vanuatu’s Malekula Island, and even on top of Mount Everest.

Digital Dividends: the World Development Report 2016

The 2016 World Development Report from the World Bank looks at the impacts of digital expansion on global development and finds that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations.

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. Overview booklet

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed.

Linked Open Data: The Essentials A Quick Start Guide for Decision Makers

"Linked Open Data: The Essentials" is a a quick start guide for decision makers who need to quickly get up to speed with the Linked Open Data (LOD) concept and who want to make their organisation a part of this movement.

Revealing inside stories of social innovation

It all started as a casual conversation about a new book idea over coffee last March. Despite being self-published with no marketing budget, my first book, “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator“, had gone down particularly well and I had been encouraged by how well it had been received, particularly in academia.

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