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.