ICTDev Pulse

The data revolution: finding the missing millions

For governments wanting to end poverty, steward sustainable environments and foster healthy, thriving populations one key element is impeding progress: data. 

A road map for a country-led data revolution

The Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution sets out the goals, activities and resources needed for developing countries to use data to achieve the sustainable development goals.  It is based on research in more than 30 developing countries which identified a number of widespread statistical challenges, including:

Charter of Demands challenges Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

7 May 2015

The proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill poses serious threats to freedom of expression and privacy in Pakista

For HIV Counselors in Zambia, Work Hits Close to Home

This post originally appeared on Science Speaks.In a small office at Kafue District Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, I met two HI

Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society"

6 May 2015
(APC for APCNews)

As civil society organisations committed to the goal of a “people-centred, inclus

The influence of social and cultural factors on sense making of technology innovation

By Monica Nthiga, Programme Officer, Africa, and Kevin Fender, Fellow, Making All Voices Count.

Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders"

6 May 2015
(Janarthani Arumugam for Free Malaysia Today )

On April 28, the police arrested Executive Director of EMPOWER

Hope for Fourth Estate in Eastern Europe Despite Many Hardships

Amid declining or stagnant media health in several Eastern European and former Soviet countries some positive trends are emerging, demonstrating that not all hope is lost in the region when it comes to freedom of speech and quality journalism.

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Now Open to Applications!

As part of USAID’s efforts to mark Earth Day on April 22nd, Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt publicly issued the official call for concept notes to the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. “Today, our Agency is harnessing innovation, data, and public-private partnerships to both protect and manage the environment that supports us,” he said. “The Wildlife Crime […]

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