Maximize and Mobilize with the World Bank’s ICT 2012 Report

Interested in the possibilities of mobile phone technology? You should check out the World Bank’s recent report, IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile. The report is made up of case studies and lessons from various sectors, including health, agriculture, banking, and governance. You can download each chapter here. Need some more enticing? Here’s a run-down of a few of the interesting points and case studies: Power to the Users! (Chapter 1) As a result of the rise of the smartphone, operators have much less control over the […]

Low Cost Video for Ag Development: USAID and other awesome organizations show how it’s done!

[September UPDATE: Interested in learning even more about the toolkit below? Contact FHI 360 at: [email protected]] Interested in utilizing video in your projects around the world? USAID recently released a great toolkit: Integrating Low-Cost Video into Agricultural Development Projects. The guide includes sample videos, worksheets, and more. What I really like about the toolkit is the way it is organized. You can learn about: 1) how organizations are using video around the world; 2) how to assess the usefulness of video for your own organization’s objectives; 3) how […]

ICT4Ag – Mobile Data Collection – Africa Soil Information Service

On Friday, January 13, 2012, SIPA alum Eric Couper (MPA in Development Practice 2011) gave a talk at the MVP colloquium focused on his work in Arusha, Tanzania testing, deploying, and refining mobile data collection tools and processes. Mr. Couper is the ICT and Agriculture Coordinator for the Africa Soil Information Service, where he headed an ICT4Ag Pilot Survey. The results he shared at the colloquium highlight the possibilities, as well as the continuing challenges, of using mobile technology for data collection. We felt New Media Task […]