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Digital for Development

In January 2012 we laid out our strategy for using digital technology to help us reach our development goals. We're ensuring digital processes pervade all our work, from communications to policy making and programmes; increasing our transparency, efficiency and accessibility. In these blogs we discuss how we're meeting our digital development objectives.

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.   …

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 …

How can edtech improve educational opportunities for marginalised girls?

We will use our findings from studies and evaluations of the Girls’ Education Challenge to assess the impact technology can have on the educational opportunities of marginalised girls. Picture: Leonard Cheshire Disability

Last week, we announced a strategic partnership with Avanti Communications, to implement a project in Kenya as part of the Girls' Education Challenge (GEC). The flagship Girls' Education Challenge is supporting up to 1 million of the world's poorest girls …