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Training Videographers for Development in Cambodia

Developments

Fall 2015

When Australian-Cambodian videographer Bunhom Chhorn returned to his native Cambodia in the early 2000s, he found the country nearly stripped of basic video expertise. There were no facilities, instruction, or...

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Disruption for Good

Developments

Innovation

Despite the advances in human development in the 20th century, humanitarian aid remains as relevant as ever. While our ability to respond to disaster has improved, factors such as climate...

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Humanitarians in the Sky

Developments

Innovation

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capture images faster, cheaper, and at a far higher resolution than satellite imagery. And as John DeRiggi speculates in “Drones for Development?” these attributes will...

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Drones for Development?

Developments

Innovation

Recent advances in drone technology have come in tandem with advances in artificial intelligence. These converging technologies will give rise to fully autonomous drones that could play an important role...

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Design Thinking and Development

Developments

Innovation

DAI’s Jessica Heinzelman recently sat down with Mike Rios of 17 Triggers to discuss how we can make development projects more ‘delightful’.

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Big Data for Big Impact

Developments

Innovation

Food-related conversations on Twitter have shown strong correlations with food price inflation. Patterns of mobile phone usage are being analysed to predict the magnitude of a disease outbreak. When airtime...

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DIY Development

Developments

Innovation

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident, many Japanese people were concerned about radioactive contamination in their environment. Radiation data from the government and the private sector were out of date and...

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Financial Services Via Mobile Phone


Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Poor households, smallholder farmers, and small and medium-sized enterprises require a range of financial services to stabilize income, plan for the future, respond to shocks, and invest in their households,...

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Getting the Message Out in Times of Discord

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

A mobile phone can be used to destabilize communities by spreading fear and misinformation — or it can be a force for good, used to quell rumors and discourage fear mongering. It...

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Going Social on Avian Influenza

Developments

Summer 2014

In March 2013, mobile phone subscriptions in Indonesia—a country of approximately 245 million people—topped 285 million. That’s a penetration rate of 117 percent—higher than in China, India, or even Japan....

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Facilitating e-Banking in the Philippines

Developments

Winter 2013

Most Filipino households and small businesses operate in a cash economy. Because many lack access to banks or formal financial services, they face a major barrier to economic advancement.

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