ICT4D Sites

"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road." — Stewart Brand

Key ICT4D Websites

  • Alidade -- Interactive guide to choosing technology for your social change project. Their offline manual is great as well. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews, portal)
  • Amazon Kindle -- Popular e-reader with e-ink display, popular with field staff who travel often. (Website > ict4d > laptops and tablets)
  • Appropedia - Appropriate Technology Section -- Wiki offering solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture. This page has links to devices and technologies that might be of interest. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews, portal)
  • Aptivate -- Non-profit in the UK focusing on ICT services. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • Aspiration -- Template of 'Request For Proposals (RFP)'. (Website > ict4d > funding, entrepreneurship)
  • Best Practices in the use of ICTs - United Methodist Communications -- Report from United Methodist Communications on ICT4D -- great resource! (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • Civic Tech Field Guide - Google Sheets -- Collaboration by Erin Simpson of Civic Hall Labs, Micah Sifry of Civic Hall, and Matt Stempeck of Microsoft to try and organize the civic tech field by compiling hundreds of civic technologies and grouping them to see what patterns emerge. (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • CRS ICT4D (Catholic Relief Services) -- ICT4D cross-sector bransh for CRS. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • DemTools - Cultivating Democracy -- Free, open-source software to provide civic organizations, legislatures, and political parties with the capabilities to effectively engage 21st century citizens and build better democracies. (Website > ict4d > offline content, assistant, civil society)
  • Digital Principles -- Guidelines that can help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled program - written by and for international development donors, multilateral organizations, and implementing partners, and they are freely available for use by all. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • Digital Technologies for Resilience Inventory -- Crowdsourced list of technologies 'that are being used to enhance the resilience of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and/or governments.' (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • Digital Trends -- Straightforward digital product news and product reviews. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews, portal)
  • FHI360's TechLab -- Unit within FHI360 that with develops tech and innovation strategies for FHI 360. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • Geek-a-Phone -- Head-to-head phone comparison. (Website > ict4d > phones)
  • Global Innovation Exchange -- Global portal for innovations, funding, insights, resources and conversations, built by USAID. (Website > ict4d > portal)
  • GSMA Intelligence -- Data and analysis for the mobile industry. (Website > ict4d > telecoms, dataset)
  • GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index -- Connectivity map of telecoms companies throughout the world. (Website > ict4d > telecoms, dataset)
  • Humanitarian Data Exchange -- Find, share and use humanitarian data all in one place. (Website > ict4d > dataset)
  • Humanitarian Innovation Organizations -- Map of organizations working on humanitarian innovation projects—with descriptions and links. (Website > ict4d > network, volunteer)
  • IATA Registry -- IATI (international aid transparency initiative) datastore. (Website > ict4d > dataset, iati)
  • ICT Hunt -- Simple guide to ICT resources, reviews, and lessons -- from Pollicy in Uganda. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • ICT4D Conference -- Practitioner-oriented annual conference. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, events)
  • ICT4D Facebook Page -- Nearly 5,000 members strong from academics to practitioners. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, social media, network)
  • ICT4D Research at Royal Holloway -- Interdisciplinary research centre. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, academic)
  • ICT4Drinks -- Semi-regular informal meetups mostly in DC. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, events)
  • ICTD Conference -- Academic-oriented annual conference. (Website > ict4d > events, academic)
  • ICTLogy -- From Ismael Peña-López, one of the longest-running ICT sites and blogs. Many great links and resources. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site)
  • iFixIt -- Very helpful site with repair manuals and product reviews for maintenance and repairability of devices. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews)
  • Information Technologies & International Development Journal -- Open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion". (Website > ict4d > academic)
  • International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) -- Informal group with announcement about ICT4D-related news and opportunities aimed at higher education roles. (Website > ict4d > academic, network)
  • Internews Innovation Tools -- Searchable and browsable index of tools targeting the field of media development. (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries -- International forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to 'share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of information systems and technologies in developing countries.' (Website > ict4d > academic)
  • Knowledge Sharing Tools -- Knowledge-sharing resources organized by sectors in international development, including agriculture, fisheries, food and nutrition, forestry and sustainable development. (Website > ict4d > library)
  • Kopernik Impact Tracker -- Review of simple tools to collect data, communicate with clients, and measure impact. Targeting nonprofits and social enterprises. (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • London ICT4D Meetup -- Monthly meetups in London. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, events)
  • MentatWiki -- Mental challenges and tips. (Website > ict4d > mental, fieldworker)
  • Mhealth Knowledge -- Connecting global health professionals to people, products, and ideas. (Website > ict4d > health, network)
  • MicroMasters -- Course in 'Data, Economics, and Development Policy' from MIT's Banerjee and Duflo. (Website > ict4d > course, data)
  • MINDSZ -- Ideas, inventions and products every day from all walks of life. (Website > ict4d > mental, fieldworker)
  • NetHope Solutions Center -- Catalog of technology solutions, products, and services. (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • No Excuse List -- Learn anything. (Website > ict4d > mental, fieldworker)
  • Organizational Guide to ICT4D -- Guide to developing ICT4D capacity within organizations. (Reading > ict4d > ict4d site, guide)
  • Peace Direct -- Prize awards for local peacebuilding -- $10,000 and online promotion of your work. (Website > ict4d > funding)
  • PeaceTech Wiki -- Links to resources and tools with a focus on peace-building technologies and services. (Website > ict4d > network, assistant, peace)
  • Phone Arena -- Phone finder and comparer, allows you to filter through various specifications. (Website > ict4d > phones)
  • Product Chart -- Gadget search and filters -- good for comparing the latest in phones, computers, appliances, and all types of gadgets. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews, portal)
  • Project Euler -- Challenging mathematical/computer programming problems. (Website > ict4d > mental, fieldworker)
  • Research ICT Africa -- Run by Alison Gillwald Regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across Africa and the Global South. (Website > ict4d > academic)
  • Tech Salons -- Regular meetings on technology topics in different cities. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, events)
  • The Open Knowledge Foundation’s DataHub site -- Open datasets from everywhere. (Website > ict4d > dataset)
  • The Toolbox -- Links to resources, articles, and tools targeted at citizen activists (and founded by Peter Gabriel!). (Website > ict4d > assistant)
  • The Wirecutter -- Lists and reviews of all types of gadgets -- cameras, projectors, phones, routers, etc. (Website > ict4d > guides and reviews)
  • UN University - Computing and Society -- Research institute at the intersections of ICTs and international development. (Website > ict4d > academic, organization)
  • UNESCO Chair in ICT4D -- Group of researchers and practitioners between UNESCO, Royal Holloway, and University of London. Chair is Tim Unwin. (Website > ict4d > academic)
  • UNICEF Innovation Fund -- A newer funding source that may be of interest to communities. (Website > ict4d > children, international development, funding)
  • WSIS ICTD Projects Database -- Database of ICT activities carried out by governments, international organizations, the business sector, civil society and others. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, network)

Key ICT4D Blogs

  • ...My heart's in Accra -- Personal blog from Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Appropriating Technology -- Blog from Tony Roberts, fellow in the Digital & Technology team at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Chris Blattman -- Blog from Chris Blattman, development economist at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Focus is on development, but he's young and hip and offers great perspective on local technology interventions. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Development Gateway Blog -- Blog for the NGO focused on combining data, technology, and people. Good examples of tools built for actual use by/in organizations. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Digital@DAI -- A relatively new but well-written blog covering recent technologies, experiments with tech solutions, and reviews. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • EduTech -- One of the best blogs on ICT, with a focus on education, from Mike Trucano of the World Bank. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Global IT Group -- Blog from Ted Green who focuses on global wireless projects. Blog is technical and deep on hardware -- one of a kind. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • GSMA Newsroom -- Blog for the trade union of 800 mobile operators and 300 companies around the world. (Website > ict4d > blog, telecoms)
  • Guardian Project Blog -- Blog for the non-profit group creating apps and promoting libraries and devices that protect data and communications. (Website > ict4d > blog, privacy)
  • Gurstein's Community Informatics -- Gurstein has been one of the leading voices for Community Informatics for years, which is a close relative to ICT4D. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • ICT Ethics -- Analysing, clustering and summarising the ethical debates in ICTD. (Website > ict4d > blog, ethics)
  • ICT4D Views from the Field -- Blog about ICT4D projects from Dr. Laura Hosman, at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and at The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. (Website > ict4d > blog, pacific)
  • ICT4D.at -- Austrian blog network for ICT4D professionals. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, blog)
  • ICT4Peace Blog -- Conflict resolution and ICT4D blog. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • ICTLogy Blog -- From Ismael Peña-López, one of the longest-running ICT sites and blogs. Many great links and resources. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, blog)
  • ICTs for Development -- Blog associated with [University of Manchester’s Centre for Development InformaticsBlog associated with University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics. Richard Heeks is a must-follow. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, blog)
  • ICTWorks -- One of the most well-known blogs for all things ICT. (Website > ict4d > ict4d site, blog)
  • ITU Newslog -- The International Telecommunications Union. They have some of the best data and global reports. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • kiwanja.net -- Blog from Ken Banks, one of ICT4D's most recgonzied practitioners. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Knowledge Management for Development -- Fairly good and wide-ranging blog with new articles often (despite the dated appearance of the site). (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Many Possibilities -- Blog from ICT4D giant Steve Song. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Matt Haikin Blog -- Personal site/blog of ICT4D professional in the UK. Great links to Tech for M&E and ICT4D Meetups. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Mobile for Development (GSMA) Blog -- Blog for the team within GSMA that focuses on emerging markets. (Website > ict4d > blog, mobile, digital divide)
  • Panoply Digital Blog -- Blog of the consultancy organization in the UK that focuses on ICT. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Tim Unwin's Blog -- Blog from Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. (Website > ict4d > blog)
  • Timbuktu Chronicles -- News about Africa innovations around technology and entrepreneurship. (Website > ict4d > blog)

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