Proven Software and Technology
Digital Impact Alliance
Expediting the deployment of proven software and technology through investments in software platform and capacity development
Building, implementing and maintaining software is a difficult and expensive business, even under the best conditions.
DIAL confronts these systemic and seemingly intractable issues through three programs:
- Identification of cross-sector ICT4SDG software and existing platform gaps
- Support for the maturation of open source software platforms used in humanitarian and development programs
- Capacity improvement through stewardship of the Principles for Digital Development and easy-to-use “how-to” guidance
Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) platforms and gap analysis
Working with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), DIAL published an analysis of available software platforms across sectors to inform donor and country-level digital investments, minimize duplication of efforts and promote the re-use of proven technology. The methodology and requirements will be validated in select countries.
The Principles for Digital Development
DIAL advocates for policies in digital development and builds sectoral capacity, acting as a steward of the Principles for Digital Development.
This work includes creating ‘how-to’ products like “Beyond Scale: How to Make Your Digital Development Program Sustainable,” which provide practical advice to development practitioners.