Discussion by Theme: Innovation and Technology


Innovation for Development: Understand incentives & outcomes

Thinking about innovation and technology have evolved within international development. The developing world tends to be characterized by their absence, while the success of… Read more


Making Research Matter in Development

Today, we can see a growing concern among governments, policy makers, donors and other stakeholders, that there is a mismatch between research (R&D) input… Read more


Policies for Inclusive Innovation

For inclusive innovation to prosper, new policy initiatives are needed, argues the working paper “Policies to Support Inclusive Innovation”.  Inclusive innovation is the means… Read more

Editorial, News

Course Syllabus

In Spring 2016, one of the editors used the volume for a ten-session seminar at the United Nations University. This post provides the syllabus… Read more


Infographics developed for the Development Ideas website

To visually illustrate some of the tables and graphs in the book, Development Ideas produced a series of infographics. We thought we would collect… Read more


From ICT4D to Digital Development?

As a term, “ICT4D” is a strong and generally positive force. It acts as a magnet to aggregate knowledge and practice. It provides a… Read more


Research for the developing world

Research for the developing world is the application of science to the challenges facing poor people and places. In the 20th century, such research… Read more

#DevtIDEAS Debate, Multimedia, News

Third #DevtIDEAS Debate: ICTs – technologies for oppression or liberation?

A video and summary of the third #DevtIDEAS Debate: ICTs – technologies for oppression or liberation? UPDATED POST: April 7, 2015, Originally published March… Read more

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