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Digital IDs: A powerful platform for enhanced service delivery across all sectors

Lack of personal official identification (ID) prevents people from fully exercising their rights and isolates them socially and economically — voting, legal action, receipt of government benefits, banking, and borrowing are all virtually closed off.

Making a new ending

Exactly two-and-a-half years ago I sat on the Unreasonable at Sea ship, docked in Ho Chi Minh City, planning next steps in a life and career that’s taken me from programming Commodore PET computers, running primate sanctuaries and deve

If Ebola Comes, Kenya Will Be Ready

When Ebola hits a country, there’s no time to ”develop the health system” or ”build capacity,“ two terms that those of us working in global health toss around a lot.

New Article in Global Health: Science and Practice Highlights Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal

Technologists, public health officials, and educators have been talking for years of the promise of mobile technology to help improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of training health workers, particularly in countries hard hit with severe health workforce shortages.

Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal

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Abdoulaye Diedhiou, Kate E Gilroy, Carie Muntifering Cox, Luke Duncan, Djimadoum Koumtingue, Sara Pacqué-Margolis, Alfredo Fort, Dykki Settle, Rebecca Bailey

Global development R&D: Maintaining a balance

My first brush with technology-for-development, almost twenty years ago, wasn’t on the potential of the Internet, or how mobile phones were going to change, well, everything. To be honest, neither were really on the development radar in any meaningful way back then. It’s almost funny to imagine a time when that was the case.

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