In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More
ICT has the power to propel development forward, but before you jump in head first with a new ICT tool, there are a few critical questions to consider, like: What is the benefit to the user and who ultimately benefits the most? Can the tool continue to have a positive impact after the life of a project? Who are the decision-makers on the use of data and the owners of the data collected and used through the technology? What are the opportunity costs of developing and rolling out a new tool?
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IntraHealth International: The Latest in Global Health, Tech, and Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care at SwitchPoint 2017 “Hundreds of global health experts, entrepreneurs, tech innovators, academics, artists, and frontline health workers from around the world will gather next week in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, to report on the latest in pioneering projects that…More
I remember that morning well. A week or so earlier I’d been informed via a random phone call that a group of Nigerians would be monitoring their forthcoming Presidential elections using FrontlineSMS. There had been frantic activity ever since, culminating in press releases and text messages with Bill Thompson, emails with Jon Fildes, and a Skype call with Gareth Mitchell – all journalists connected with the BBC. With the election only a couple of days away, the story had to break now else we’d miss the chance and it would no longer be news.
Editor’s Note: The following post is adapted from an AidData Working Paper — The Dragon’s Curse? China, the World Bank, and Perceptions of Corruption in Tanzania, by authors Gina Kelly, Samuel Brazys, and Johan Elkink — that has been revised and published in the Review of International Organizations
Brookings Institution: Forum on health governance capacity sees bigger role for private R&D investment Darrell M. West, vice president and director of governance studies and founding director at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings; John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow of governance studies at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings; and Jake Schneider, research…More
Tuberculosis, a disease with history In the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine experienced serious medication delivery delays. For patients with tuberculosis (TB), the lack of medications resulted in incomplete drug regimens and poor treatment practices. Although the drug supply problem resolved over time, a new challenge arose: Ukraine became one of […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWaking from sleeping sickness in the DRCLes leçons de la ligne de frontUp to the challenge: a doctor’s story of sacrifice and healing ;
Heidelberg University and AidData are pleased to invite submissions of one-page proposals due May 1st for papers to be presented at the workshop “Tracking International Aid and Investment from Developing and Emerging Economies,” at Heidelberg University in Germany from September 22-23, 2017.
Marthine clearly loves Octavie. Even now, when his wife of 48 years moves like a sleepwalker, he dotes on her. He encourages her to eat the food he’s brought to the hospital and adjusts her clothes to protect her dignity. When she emerges from her lethargy to muster a smile, he beams. Octavie has sleeping […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes leçons de la ligne de frontUp to the challenge: a doctor’s story of sacrifice and healingLessons from the front lines ;
My Exfam colleague Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics is launched today, and I think it’s going to be big. Not sure just how big, or whether I agree with George Monbiot’s superbly OTT plug comparing it to Keynes’s General Theory. It’s really hard to tell, as a non-economist, just how paradigm-changing it will be, but I loved it, and I want everyone to read it. …