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September 21, 2017

ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda

"[T]o what extent are ICTs contributing to development, particularly that of the relatively poor members of society? How can we extend the benefits of ICTs more widely in society and mitigate the...

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 13, 2017

DataWinners

Launched in January 2012, DataWinners is an online, do-it-yourself mobile data collection service for organisations in the developing world, designed by Human Network International (HNI). Using the...

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...

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Featured Knowledge Shared

August 30, 2017

This World Bank report explores the impact of the internet, mobile phones, and related technologies on economic development. Its statistics and...

August 29, 2017

This introductory guide to investigative web research (IWR) was created by The Engine Room, an international organisation working to help...

August 28, 2017

"The primacy of the digital over the offline, in a scenario where digital access disparities are stark, has meant that traditional forms of...

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...

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