ICTDev Pulse

2nd IMF Statistical Forum - Statistics for Policymaking

(Washington DC, USA) With a keynote by Alan Greenspan, the Forum will include sessions on assessing the availability of timely and reliable data, the use of short-term indicators and survey data for policymaking, data quality and evidence-based policymaking, a

World Food Day 2014

Maps are everything: Crowdmap’s improved experience

I’m not proud of this, but some of our original design concepts for Crowdmap didn’t include maps. Crazy, right? Sure, there were pathways to view a map as, you know, a map. But it wasn’t the first thing you saw.

Why innovation in payment systems is important for entrepreneurship

Look around you. Chances are that at least 90% of everything around you is there because of entrepreneurship.

There's a Swahili saying that says, 'ukiona vya elea, jua vimeundwa', translated literally as 'if things exist, it is because they have been made'.

Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

15 October 2014
(FF for APCNews)

On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists crea

Indonesian Launches 5-Year National Broadband Plan

On October 15, 2014 the Government of Indonesia launched the Indonesia Broadband Plan (RPI) 2014 – 2019 to address the need for affordable broadband across the country’s 18,000+ islands. The RPI was developed with support from USAID’s Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Program, specifically technical assistance to the National Development Planning Agency, BAPPENAS and the […]

AWS re:Invent Hackathon

Ahead of Amazon's "re:Invent" conference, AWS will host a 24-hour hackathon in partnership with non-profit organizations.

36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

(Balaclava, Mauritius) The International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference, was established in 1979 and convenes once a year.

International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

(Beijing, China) The UN Statistical Commission established in March 2014 a global working group mandated to provide strategic vision, direction and coordination of a global programme on Big Data for official statistics, to promote practical use of sources of B
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