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Technology plays an increasingly important role in delivering effective development programs. From supporting mobile banking services, improving access to education or reporting on corruption and transparency, we're integrating technology and innovation to our programmes to provide new and practical solutions to benefit poor people.

Putting digital principles into practice in our aid programmes

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At the recent DFID supplier conference, I announced that DFID now expects our partners and suppliers to adhere to the Principles for Digital Development. I want to explain why we are supporting these global principles and what benefits we expect …

Opening up African Data on a Three Wheeler

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Election season is fast approaching in Tanzania, but retiring President Kikwete continues to take stock of his tenure with a series of events, not least the inaugural Africa Open Data Conference that was hosted in Dar es Salaam last week.   …

Energy poverty and gender - "We need our eyes wide open"

So many of the ways in which women and girls around the world must live their lives are simply taken for granted, never given a second thought. We all know that domestic tasks fall disproportionately on women. That is as …

The future of development innovation

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It’s an exciting time to be at the heart of innovation in global development here at DFID’s Innovation Hub. The landscape for development innovation is changing. New actors are looking for new, transformative solutions. Foundations and social impact investors are …