Blockchain Solutions for the Poor

Blockchain networks, which allow people to transparently exchange money and valuable information digitally without central administration, are poised to reshape society in the next decade.

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Can Open Data Make Government More Transparent in Mexico?

An unprecedented effort is underway in Mexico to expand state and municipal adoption of open government practices. The more engaged citizens expect and use public data, the less likely that future governments will dare reverse hard-won victories.

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The Missed Opportunities between mHealth and mAgriculture

A recent ICTforAg event demonstrated how much of an opportunity there is for collaboration between mHealth and mAgriculture, both of which use mobile phones and wireless tools to advance their fields.

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Are the “Principles of Digital Development” Agile?

Recently, Abt Associates endorsed the "Principles of Digital Development." These nine principles have been widely adopted by international development funders and practitioners to absorb and disseminate technology best practices in the field of international development. More than 50 organizations ranging from various offices in the United Nations and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) down to niche technology providers have endorsed the principles.

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