The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
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
Remembering Dr. Marc Mitchell
It is with great pride and gratitude that we share our memories of the late Dr. Marc Mitchell, a pioneer of digital health, who passed away in June.
August 20, 2019
Do No Harm With the NHS Digital Health Guidelines
England’s National Health Service (NHS) consulted with industry experts, academics, and more to develop a code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology. We're happy to see that many of the principles sound awfully familiar.
August 14, 2019
Updated CommCare Evidence Base: 20 New Studies Added!
We have updated our Evidence Base with new studies from countries like Burkina Faso, India, and the United States, which show that the evidence for CommCare as a tool to improve the performance of FLWs and the health of their clients has only strengthened.
August 8, 2019
Terre des hommes’ IeDA Program Wins Excellence Award at the Global South eHealth Observatory
On July 1st, 2019, in front of an audience of health consultants, ministry of health officials, and mHealth-focused NGOs at the fourth conference of the Global South eHealth Observatory in Lavaur, France, Terre des hommes’ Electronic Register of Consultations (REC) application earned our partners another award. The award was one of five given to the
July 10, 2019
How Dimagi is Helping to Eliminate Malaria
At Dimagi, we are proudly using our expertise and resources to work alongside many organizations in the fight against malaria, taking a number of different approaches to tackling the disease.
July 2, 2019
5 Tips for Baseline and Endline Surveys
There is a lot that goes into properly conducting both baseline and endline surveys, from scheduling to audience selection and survey design. Here are five considerations for better surveys, giving you cleaner, more accurate data.
June 6, 2019
Gaining Momentum in the Fight Against Child Mortality
Rapid advances in mobile technology and connectivity continue to open up opportunities for us to make a difference, and one area where we’re seeing improvement is in child mortality. Here's a look at how it has improved over the last 100 years.
May 27, 2019
USAID on Using Data Responsibly
Earlier this month, USAID released a set of considerations for using data responsibly. The document raises issues on the balance between data use, privacy and security, and transparency and accountability.
May 21, 2019
10 Reflections from a Dimagi Field Manager
Shrena Shah is a recent Dimagi alumna who served for a year as a Field Manager on our Global Services team. Before she heads off to business school, she shared some reflections on her experience at Dimagi.
May 16, 2019
WHO Announces Recommendations on Digital Health
This week, the World Health Organization announced nine recommendations on digital health, their first official endorsement of the use of technology in health systems.
April 17, 2019
Using Mobile Data Collection to Improve Life for Farmers in Haiti
Haitian management firm Papyrus S.A. partnered with BRANA, USAID, the IDB, and Dimagi to develop the supply chain for Heineken subsidiaries in Haiti, while improving the yields and livelihoods of Haitian farmers. Learn more about the app they're using to do it.
April 11, 2019
How to Talk About Your Mobile Data Collection Program
Talking about your mobile data collection program can be tricky. Tailor the message to your audience to get one step closer to winning the hearts and minds of your workers, partners, and funders.
April 4, 2019
App Acting Up? Check the CommCare Status Page
At Dimagi, we work hard to keep service interruptions at a minimum, but like anyone else, we do experience outages from time to time. Our new CommCare Status page will help us communicate with clarity and transparency when things are operating as expected.
March 27, 2019
How to Organize Your Data Collection Plan
The process of developing a data collection plan will reveal things about where your data comes from, who has access to it, and how it is collected and stored – all of which will inform the design and implementation of any new system you choose.
March 26, 2019
How to Determine Your Method of Data Collection
There are many options to choose from and each one has strengths in a different area. The type of data you are looking to collect, as well as the characteristics of its source and environment, should all inform what method of data collection makes the most sense for your program.
March 21, 2019
How to Identify Your Data Requirements
How can you get rid of all the noise and focus on what you need to get the job done? A clear understanding of your data requirements will help narrow your focus and identify a method of data collection that serves your needs precisely.
March 19, 2019
How to Define Your Project Objectives
A well-articulated project objective becomes a lens through which you can examine each step of your data collection program. Learn how to start your program with a clearly defined project objective to make the rest of the process go a bit smoother.
March 14, 2019