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Insights and Impact

DPG Charter Whitepaper: Announcing a Call-for-Evidence on DPGs and DPI

Provide more information and fill out our brief survey here! The recently announced Digital Public Goods (DPG) Charter is rallying a growing coalition of governments, civil society, and…

Insights and Impact

How can digital public technologies accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

This is the 174th paper of the Brookings Institute’s Global Working Paper Series, which examines and analyzes some of the most pressing development and economic challenges facing the…

Proven Software and Technology

Announcing Catalog of Digital Solutions Release: Playbooks, Enhanced Filtering, Seamless Product Page Editing, and More…

The first quarterly release for the Catalog of Digital Solutions is now live! Today we’re launching several improvements that will make it easier to discover data across the SDG Digital…

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Comparative Analysis of Digital Transformation Funding and Financing Models

In recent years, national digital transformation agendas of low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs)—which include a broad range of interventions from connectivity infrastructure to…

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What is ‘good’ digital infrastructure? Measuring digital infrastructure to maximize development outcomes and mitigate risks

This is the 167th paper of the Brookings Institute's Global Working Paper Series, which examines and analyzes some of the most pressing development and economic challenges facing the world. It was…

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Building blocks for a new U.S. posture on digital development – from bilateral response to multilateral coordination

This paper is part of the Beyond Connectivity dossier created by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to discuss pathways to a needs- and values-based approach to working with partner countries for digital…

Proven Software and Technology

Training Module Video Series: The DIAL Catalog of Digital Solutions

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz9D8A8X8hKZdUAW66TkDkfpH86PFXlQW The Catalog of Digital Solutions is an interactive online resource that supports strategic decision-making for a wide range…

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Video: The DIAL Catalog of Digital Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-4j3kvT6aE The Catalog of Digital Solutions is an interactive online resource that supports strategic decision making for a wide range of stakeholders by making…

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Using Mobile Phone Data for Health Decision-Making: Malawi’s Data-Driven Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2017, DIAL, Cooper/Smith, and Infosys embarked on a collaborative effort with the Malawi Ministry of Health and the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority to demonstrate how mobile network…

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Four Uses of the DIAL Catalog of Digital Solutions

As digital technology becomes more commonplace in development programs, the importance of freely available, accessible, and trustworthy data on these tools becomes a critical link for…

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