Michael Ridger

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Can you crowdsource water quality data?

The recently released Contextual Framework for Crowdsourcing Water Quality Data lays out a strategy for citizen engagement in decentralized water …

Version 2 of the iD editor

Version 2 of the “iD” editor recently went live. New features include better support for right-to-left languages, authenticated calls to …

OSM GeoWeek

A global coalition of partners are hosting mapping events at colleges, community centers and other institutions to map places around the globe.<p>On the …

Mapsquito is a game built by teenagers to fight malaria

Malaria is treatable and preventable. And yet, the World Health Organization reports that almost half the world’s population — 3.2 billion people — are still at risk of contracting the life-threatening disease.<p>At the Disrupt SF Hackathon, a group of teenage girls is gamifying malaria prevention to …

This cloud-based collaboration aims to cut consulting hours and bring data back to the field

ImpactCloud.org, an alliance of cloud technology vendors working with humanitarian organizations, launches today.<p>Improvements in global internet …

4 urban innovations to watch

Citizen-driven innovation dominated projects showcased at the Lab Laboo Smart Cities exhibition at the Convergences World Forum in Paris, France, …

Innovation

Stanford scientists combine satellite data, machine learning to map poverty | Stanford News

One of the biggest challenges in providing relief to people living in poverty is locating them. The availability of accurate and reliable information …

A new Global Alliance to 'think urban' in humanitarian response

by Amy Gill, Local Governance Specialist, Responsive and Accountable Institutions Team, UNDP<p>Downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: UN Habitat<p><i>In this</i> <i>blog</i> …

Success of Department for International Development schemes in reaching 63 million people acknowledged, but greater focus on sustainability encouraged<p>The UK has brought water, sanitation and hygiene improvements to almost 63 million people in poorer countries over the past few years, but its aid …

Human Rights

Using Mobile Phones to Alert Households Waiting for ‘NextDrop’ of Water

<i>How one social enterprise is using mobile technology to help those with unreliable water supply access in India.</i><p>Although nearly half of the world’s …

Water

Taking baby steps for big impact to end child stunting. The silo-busting BabyWASH coalition at #WD2016 https://t.co/0T5jAr1YW1

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New approaches in water resource economics

In many parts of the world, changing demand and supply patterns are contributing to an increasing physical scarcity and competition for water …

Australian aid tracker | from the Development Policy Centre

The top 10 sources of data for international development research

It’s easy to be a bit nostalgic for work pre-internet, when research could involve exploring the dusty confines of the British Library or the excitement of digging out an old tome from a government archive with numbers on Ugandan coffee exports from 1957. But nothing really beats the satisfaction …

World Bank

Should your NGO go open source?

The open source model of universal access and collaborative intelligence has extended from Web development to global development.<p>NGO leaders can …

The CGD Podcast by Center for Global Development on Apple Podcasts

2016 AUSTRALASIAN AID CONFERENCE DAY 1

Australasia

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade cultural problems worrying the aid community

Report criticises DFAT for cultural problems and lack of appreciation for aid within the department after merger with AusAid.

Search News

Sanitation and nutrition: Let's break the vicious circle!

YouTube

Harmful Nonprofits Thrive With "Trickle-Down Community Engagement"

Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps and a self-proclaimed nonprofit humor writer, has a great piece up on his blog all about a concept …

Only a fraction of humanitarian aid goes through local organisations. Why?

Not long after the earthquakes that hit Nepal last year, international NGOs met in Kathmandu. Present at the gathering was Lajana Manandhar, the head of Lumanti, a major Nepalese support group established in 1993 to improve housing and basic services in poor communities. No one spoke to her or …

Africa

How to design a monitoring and evaluation framework for a policy research project

Policy research projects face a number of challenges: policy processes are complex, involve multiple actors and often feature a significant time-lag …

The neglected refugee crisis

• Adrianna Murphy, lecturer1,<br>• Michael Woodman, senior public health officer2,<br>• Bayard Roberts, senior lecturer1,<br>• Martin McKee, professor1<p>1ECOHOST, Centre …

3 ways for countries to build resilience to mass refugee flows

The plight of refugees captured the world’s attention last year as over a million arrived in Europe, fleeing conflict and violence in Syria, Iraq and …

It's not possible to innovate people out of poverty

Central to some of the biggest projects in recent years that address poverty is the idea that innovation is the single most important element in …

ICTs Help Citizens Voice Concerns over Water – Or Do They? | Welle

References<p>Abisa, J. (2014) 'Using Mobile Phones to Facilitate Local Monitoring and Improve Functionality of Rural Water Points', IRC Policy Brief 4, …

BEAM Blogs

We're hearing more calls for rigorous evidence, but what does it mean?<p>Just as markets do not exist in a vacuum, initiatives using market systems …