The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
“There’s no choice but to act now” - WHO Contact Tracing template app available today
Every day that we are not responding to this crisis in full force will cost lives.
March 19, 2020
WHO COVID-19 contact tracing template application released
To support organizations who are coordinating COVID-19 response, yesterday we released a free template application which implements the full World Health Organization’s FFX protocol for case reporting and contact tracing.
March 19, 2020
Join the fight to support critical open source infrastructure
Open Source tools are a critical piece of global infrastructure, and need champions for long term investment
March 17, 2020
How CommCare Supports Cash Transfer Programs Around the World
Dimagi is one of the many actors supporting efficiently cash delivery to regions that need it with the use of technology. Learn more about our partners in this effort.
March 17, 2020
Supporting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Dimagi is giving pro bono licenses to CommCare projects that are used to build COVID-19 response applications through May 2021. Find out if your project qualifies and apply today!
March 5, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Storytelling
Learn how to use storytelling to establish reliable and relatable user workflows and understand the unique challenges of your mobile app's users.
February 11, 2020
Two big lessons that Iowa and Geneva can teach us about technology in digital development
Last week brought two high profile technology failures into the global spotlight. Although these two mishaps may seem quite different at first glance, they both highlight challenges that are inherent in providing software in the public sector (regardless of locale) and illustrate cautionary lessons worth discussing for practitioners in Digital Development. The Iowa Caucus Debacle
February 7, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Card Sorting
We use card sorting often to help participants explain their expectations and understanding of various topics. Learn how to employ this research technique with a few examples of our experience in the field.
January 28, 2020
New Study on Mobile Health Interventions Featured in BioMed Central
York University Associate Professor Maggie MacDonald recently published a study exploring the potential of mobile health interventions to improve maternity care in remote, rural, and underserved communities in Senegal.
January 7, 2020
Takeaways from the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum
Reflecting on the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum, our CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Jackson, found a number of things that he’s excited about and inspired by.
December 13, 2019
Join Us at the Global Digital Health Forum 2019
This year, the number of sessions at the Global Digital Health Forum has more than doubled, with eight members of Dimagi’s team scheduled to present on a wide range of digital health topics.
November 14, 2019
Usability Testing: Six Considerations and a Checklist
Usability testing does not have to be that hard, but you do need to make sure you understand it. Here are six considerations to keep in mind when performing usability testing for your mobile data collection app, along with a checklist to make sure you’re ready to go.
November 12, 2019
CommCare Adds New Integrations with Tableau and Power BI
Designed for M&E advisors and program teams alike, the new data integrations create a seamless connection between CommCare and both Tableau and PowerBI.
October 30, 2019
How to Use Mobile Tools to Improve Nutrition Around the World
Dimagi’s efforts to support nutrition programs around the world are wide-ranging, with CommCare tracking 10% of malnourished children in India and 1 in 50 malnourished children in world. Learn more about our work in fighting malnutrition worldwide.
October 8, 2019
Dimagi's 2019 Jen Harlow Award Winners Announced
Dimagi is proud to announce the 2019 Jen Harlow Memorial Awards for Team Impact in honor of our colleague whom we lost too soon.
September 26, 2019
What is a Data Dictionary?
A data dictionary defines and describes each variable in a data set, giving you a clear understanding of the indicators you’re working with. Here's our advice on how to make one for your program.
September 24, 2019
Dimagi Makes 2019 Best for the World List
We are proud to be recognized by B Corporation on their Best for the World list for 2019 for being in the top 10% of all B Corps for our governance structure and service to our customers.
September 4, 2019
Dimagi Launches FocusMDM: An Affordable Mobile Device Management Solution
We are excited to announce the launch of Focus MDM, a mobile device management platform built for the right combination of simplicity and control.
August 23, 2019
Dimagi Academy Gets a New Course: CommCare Calculations!
We are excited to announce the release of our newest course, CommCare Calculations, which will guide you through a series of tutorials and practice exercises for complex calculations in CommCare.
August 21, 2019
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