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September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual...

September 18, 2017

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Social Media

"In a region with more mobile phones than people,...digital growth in Southeast Asia presents opportunities for children on the move to make informed decisions prior to migration and could help to...

September 14, 2017

Barriers and Solutions in Using M4D: Connecting Directly to Citizens for Scalable Impact

"For a mobile engagement project to create real impact, affordable and scalable technology is a necessary starting point, but elements of culture, psychology and human design must be considered."...

September 12, 2017

Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

"mHealth research projects are typically under-theorised, poorly specified and vaguely described. This creates challenges for effective evidence synthesis, risks unintended consequences that cannot...

September 8, 2017

Digital Tools and Improving Women's Safety and Access to Support Services

"The literature on (non-digital and digital) ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and women and girls' empowerment is relatively large, but most studies focus on women's economic...

September 7, 2017

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women

What are the most effective tools developed for digital platforms (social media, mobile phone apps and websites) that have been successful in changing behaviour in relation to violence against women...

September 7, 2017

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good

"[I]n contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on...

September 5, 2017

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal

Author: BBC Media Action Nepal Stakeholder Liaison Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted Augusut 31 2017 - Social media is providing a platform for young voices in a new programme called Taja Sawal (...

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August 22, 2017

Using mobile phone-based health technology (mHealth) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths Project (ReMiND) aims...

August 22, 2017

"What was really eye-opening was that with the phone, the illiterate ASHA, who seemed overwhelmed and a bit lost, was transformed to someone...

August 22, 2017

This paper summarises the key issues in the current digital governance scenario in India. It focuses on emerging technological practices in...

August 15, 2017

"Digital health is taking its first steps in some African, Asian and Latin American markets, with a widespread view that greater use of technology...

August 11, 2017

"Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? ....[H]w can we capitalize on the strengths of the...

August 11, 2017

This research brief looks at the experience of open governance in Uruguay. It analyses the creation and implementation of the Open Government...

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