Engineering for Change

Interest: ICT

The boom in mobile phone ownership has been one of the unanticipated success stories of global development. And with all of that computing power in the hands of so many people, software engineers are at the leading edge of the work to improve lives. Other electronic hardware is also gaining momentum, with innovations like e-readers, drones and 3D printers. These tools are how communities can leapfrog over phases of development to catch up with the pack.

Interest: ICT

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Temesgen Gebeyehu

Ethiopia’s 8028 Hotline: Aiding farmers through text and interactive voice messages

May 28, 2017

Ethiopia’s new 8028 Hotline has handled a deluge of calls from farmers looking for agricultural information. The Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency’s...

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Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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Rob Goodier

Case study: How an offline CRM helps a biogas business expand in Latin America

November 28, 2016

Sistema Biobolsa began its operations developing and selling biogas systems in Latin America using organizational tools like spreadsheet software...

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Rob Goodier

A new digital tool takes the guesswork out of making compressed earth blocks for construction

An experienced soil analyst can discover clues about the dirt with little more than water, a jar and a...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

How mobile tech improves global sanitation: Research brief on the Digitization of Sanitation

The mobile phone boom of the last decade has given rise to the often-repeated fact that more people worldwide...

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Rob Goodier

New open-source tools analyze sites for small hydropower generators

November 26, 2016

Micro-hydropower generators rely on the natural flow of a river or stream, unaided by reservoirs to regulate the water...

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Rob Goodier

Why Is it So Hard to Do Something New in ICT4D?

November 20, 2016

Three years is long a lifetime, longer in the time it takes technology to change, but short in institutional...

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Mariela Machado

ICT4D infrastructure: How two kinds of technologies are putting the whole world online

November 14, 2016

When Google announced its Project Loon plan in 2013, reactions ranged from scoff to swoon. But with real-world tests...

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Rob Goodier

Putting the world’s impoverished communities online: Five questions for Bob Marsh

September 9, 2016

Bob Marsh is a household name and the subject of dinner party conversations in a certain kind of household and...

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