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Do Mobile Phone Surveys Work in Poor Countries?

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Update: This blog was updated on 3/11/2015 from the original version.

The days of pushing priorities, pet projects, or expat consultants on countries are coming to a close. Connected and increasingly empowered individuals are demanding a greater say in setting priorities, designing and implementing programs, and assessing whether projects have achieved their desired results. For those agencies that recognize this trend, the question is how to meaningfully and cost effectively engage citizens in real time. 

What Is the Future of USAID’s Global Development Lab? An Interview with Alex Dehgan

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After a splashy launch in April 2014, USAID’s Global Development Lab has been relatively quiet as it seeks to expand the Agency’s capacity in science, technology, and innovation. For the broader development community, however, much remains in question about how the Lab will function, what it will accomplish, and how it will contribute to USAID’s newly stated mission to end extreme poverty.

Plugging in to Global Health: The Proliferation of Mobile Apps

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This is a joint post with Kate McQueston.

Mobile applications – or ‘apps’ – seem to be the latest craze in mobile technology for global health programming.  The proliferation of these apps is converging around a growing interests in open (and big) data, so you don’t have to look far to find creative ways they are being used to collect and display data in the development sector.

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