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BLOG SERIES: Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion –

BLOG SERIES: Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion – | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion
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Financial inclusion or Exclusion? a series of critical blogs on the 'miracle' of the mobile banking 'revolution'
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What is the Difference between Citizen Engagement and Participation?

What is the Difference between Citizen Engagement and Participation? | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
What's the difference between citizen engagement and citizen participation? Our infographic analyses these two important definitions.
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citizen engagement vs civic participation
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At Drones for Development we truly believe that small drones can significantly improve life in developing countries, especially when it concerns access to healthcare.
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Drones for healthcare is one of the most often proposed use cases for drones in development, along with humanitarian emergency reconnaissance and relief. 
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Choose better tech: A free ICT4D selection tool

Choose better tech: A free ICT4D selection tool | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Plan International Finland's Mika Välitalo explains how our partnership with Kopernik will benefit organisations that adopt digital solution in their programmes.
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Free tool to help you choose ICT4D tools for your organisation's work
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Digital and Technology for International Development | Institute of Development Studies

Digital and Technology for International Development | Institute of Development Studies | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
IDS Professional Development Short Course focusing on Digital and Technology for International Development.
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Digital Development Summer School at IDS
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Five African tech trends to look out for in 2018

Five African tech trends to look out for in 2018 | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Trends include delivery drones, pay-as-you-go off-grid power, and using blockchain to prevent land disputes.
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The perfect mix: combining participatory influenza surveillance with modeling and forecasting

The perfect mix: combining participatory influenza surveillance with modeling and forecasting | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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It's not either / or but rather both / and
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M&E of Tech in humanitarian and development work: How can we do it better?

M&E of Tech in humanitarian and development work: How can we do it better? | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
I used to write blog posts two or three times a week, but things have been a little quiet here for the past couple of years. That's partly because I've been 'doing actual work' (as we like to say) trying to implement the theoretical 'good practices' that I like soapboxing about. I've also been doing some writing in other places…
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‘Digital Transformations of Work’ � Conference Webcasts �

‘Digital Transformations of Work’ � Conference Webcasts � | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
The Digital Transformations of Work Conference that Alex Wood and I organised brought together a room full of brilliant and passionate speakers and 80 guests to have a wide-ranging and critical con…
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Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through
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TICTeC 2016 / mySociety

TICTeC 2016 / mySociety | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
TICTeC
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Mysociety Civic Tech conference Barcelona April 2016

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Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Brilliant satirical comic imagines what policy would look like if the UN focused on eliminating extreme wealth.
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Ending Extreme Wealth as a sustainable development goal

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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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online book on Gender & ICTs from IDRC 
chapters by Nancy Hafkin and Aida Opoku-Mensah 

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Democracy /

Democracy / | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Powerful ways to hold authority to account for campaigners, activists… and citizens

mySociety is committed to providing free Open Source code, Open Data and repurposable tools that help hold power to account.
Through our work in Democracy, we run projects and services in the UK and globally to s
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technology for political accountability MySociety
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mVAM: Guidance on remote mobile technology for household food security data collection | VAM Resource Center

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mobile food security data collection by the WFP
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Harry S. Truman: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989

Fourth, we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas. 44
More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery. Their food is inadequate. They are victims of disease. Their economic life is primitive and stagnant. Their poverty is a handicap and a threat both to them and to more prosperous areas. 45
For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people. 46
The United States is pre-eminent among nations in the development of industrial and scientific techniques. The material resources which we can afford to use for the assistance of other peoples are limited. But our imponderable resources in technical knowledge are constantly growing and are inexhaustible. 47
I believe that we should make available to peace-loving peoples the benefits of our store of technical knowledge in order to help them realize their aspirations for a better life. And, in cooperation with other nations, we should foster capital investment in areas needing development. 48
Our aim should be to help the free peoples of the world, through their own efforts, to produce more food, more clothing, more materials for housing, and more mechanical power to lighten their burdens. 49
We invite other countries to pool their technological resources in this undertaking. Their contributions will be warmly welcomed. This should be a cooperative enterprise in which all nations work together through the United Nations and its specialized agencies wherever practicable. It must be a worldwide effort for the achievement of peace, plenty, and freedom. 50
With the cooperation of business, private capital, agriculture, and labor in this country, this program can greatly increase the industrial activity in other nations and can raise substantially their standards of living. 51
Such new economic developments must be devised and controlled to benefit the peoples of the areas in which they are established. Guarantees to the investor must be balanced by guarantees in the interest of the people whose resources and whose labor go into these developments. 52
The old imperialism—exploitation for foreign profit—has no place in our plans. What we envisage is a program of development based on the concepts of democratic fair-dealing. 53
All countries, including our own, will greatly benefit from a constructive program for the better use of the world's human and natural resources. Experience shows that our commerce with other countries expands as they progress industrially and economically. 54
Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace. And the key to greater production is a wider and more vigorous application of modern scientific and technical knowledge. 55
Only by helping the least fortunate of its members to help themselves can the human family achieve the decent, satisfying life that is the right of all people. 56
Democracy alone can supply the vitalizing force to stir the peoples of the world into triumphant action, not only against their human oppressors, but also against their ancient enemies—hunger, misery, and despair.
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Technology for Development was born at the same moment that the Development Industry was born in 1949 (not 1989). Harry Truman created the idea of "under-developed" countries as a counterpoint to projecting the technological prowess of the USA. The relationship created has been one of technological dependency and imperialism with the USA as the net beneficiary.
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MomConnect: Learn more

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Five Tech tools changing Nigeria’s civic space - The Nation Nigeria

Five Tech tools changing Nigeria’s civic space - The Nation Nigeria | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
For the first time in recent history, Africa got to be part of a global revolution. This is the tech revolution heralded by talented youn
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Mapping The Explosion of Tech Hubs Across Africa | Appropriating Technology

Mapping The Explosion of Tech Hubs Across Africa | Appropriating Technology | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Emergent Africa

Emergent Africa | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Great site curates content relating to sustainable technology and innovation in Africa

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Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment

Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Hollaback! is an international movement to end harassment. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe and confident in public spaces.
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Challenging sexual harassment in public space

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Digital Activism in Asia Reader

Digital Activism in Asia Reader | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Well researched and well written case studies. Great resource.

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Content Meets Strategy | A blog by Josh Tong

Content Meets Strategy | A blog by Josh Tong | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Let's Create a List of Open Source ICT4D Tools 

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