UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 9 24 Feb 2014
Class Website: i190spring2014.sanng.com
i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology
for Development (ICTD) in Practice
University of California Berkeley, School of Information
LECTURE 9: 24 Feb 2014
Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
•Guest Lecturer (Ruha)
•Theories of International
•How do we measure it?
•Does it work?
•Careers in International
Development Lecturer: Ishita
Week1: Introduction to Course
W2: What is Development?
- Theories of ICTD
W3: What is ICTD
- Origins, History and Future
W4: Who Does What in Practice?
- Does it work?
Mapping the ICTD Landscape
W5: Overarching Issues
of Technical Applications
Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agricultur
W7: Health, Education, Microfinance
W8: Governance and Law
W9: Intro to Project Management
W11: Planning and Assessment
Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising
W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/
Trends/Buzzwords in ICTD and eApplication
Rights Based Approaches
Open Everything (development, data, etc)
Mobile Mobile Mobile
•Broad Categories of Policy APC, ICT Policy Handbook
•ICTD Policy in Practice Lessons Learnt in ICT4D Policy
•How is it done ? In content and institutionally?
•What are the lessons learned?
•What is the BOP concept? The Fortune at the Bottom of the
•How is it like in practice? ICT4D: The Bottom of the
Pyramid Model in Practice”.
•What is the project?
•What worked or didn’t work?
•What are recommendations?
Appropriate Technology and Innovation
•What are some of your suggestions/predictions for
innovation and appropriate technology?: Heeks, The
ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International
•What is it?!
•What is good about it?
•What is not so good about it?
The government of Country Y in Sub-Saharan Africa has been issued a grant by a
multi-lateral to promote new and innovative ICTD projects in the country. It is now
holding an innovation competition for an Impact Sourcing project/app targeted at urban
youth. Its RFP evaluation criteria include:
-Integration with ICTD policy
-Openness (of development, process, content, etc)
-Ensuring appropriate technology Promoting new innovation models
Utilizing the BOP model to achieve profits while serving a social goal
What project activities would you build into your project to address each of
Impact Sourcing (IS) is a sub-sector of Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring through
which companies relocate business activities that they used to perform in-house to third partyproviders, often in a foreign (offshore) location. Unlike commercial, non-socially driven BPO
models, IS targets unemployed or underemployed technology-savvy urban youth, often
women, with the goal to temporarily improve their livelihoods through short-term work but also
facilitate the long-term transition to other, more challenging and lucrative employment by building
transferrable skill sets..