ICTDev Pulse

Digital Development: From Principle to Practice

(Washington DC, USA) The Principles for Digital Development are a set of 9 guiding principles to help donors and development organizations integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into development projects (

International Dialogue on Migration 2016

(UN Headquarters - New York) The 2016 International Dialogue on Migration, hosted by IOM, will be dedicated to reviewing migration aspects of SDGs.

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

This research, based on a survey of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while the majority of men and women own a mobile phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in the same communities.

“Mobilizing” the Global Community Workforce for Resilient Primary Health Systems

I am inspired by Paul Jones’s new article in opensource.com on mHero, a mobile phone-based platform that helps ministries of health stay in touch with their fr

AfTerFibre 2016

It is now nearly five years since I first dreamt of a public map of African terrestrial fibre projects.  Inspired by the popularity of the map of African Undersea Cables, it seemed a natural next step as investment in terrestrial networks has grown.  The project turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined.

ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience

This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context,
this paper examines an interventionist ICT policy undertaken by Kudumbasree (an innovative women based participatory programme)

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