The 2019 ICT4D Conference brought together practitioners, ministry officials, and technology implementers for 3 days of discussion and workshops on innovations in using technology for development. In this blog, JSI’s Lisa Kowalski reflects on learnings revolving around one of the key conference themes: data.
Through logistics data management, ownership and supervision, the Kogi State Logistics Management Coordinating Unit has set the bar in ensuring that the considerable investment into medicines and supplies for women and children will be channeled towards saving lives.
Amanda Makulec calls for global health professionals to build their skills to make data visual, accessible, and meaningful to help drive insight and impact.
Trained individuals with their own personal experience with addiction or mental illness acting as Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) can be immensely helpful to those navigating the challenges of recovery for the first time. Learn how JSI developed an outcomes tracking system to document their effectiveness in Rhode Island.
JSI’s Amanda Makulec and Barbara Knittel and Mercy Corps’ John Skeltong share five key takeaways for anyone embarking on the process of designing a dashboard.
In the realm of supply chain, data visibility through technology is a game changer, helping to eliminate the stock-outs and expiries that are still endemic at service delivery points. However, Chris Wright reminds us, technology is useless without people who are skilled at interpreting and applying the data technology yields.
Well designed data can have a huge impact on evidence-based decision making, but transforming numbers and spreadsheets into illuminating data visualizations can be daunting. JSI’s Amanda Makulec provides invaluable resources aimed at helping evaluators and managers maximize the impact of program data.
JSI conducts workshops with key stakeholders to ensure their ability to collect and analyze data and apply it to actionable work plans.
Interest in the concept of “big data” is growing rapidly. But what is it exactly? And how can it be used to improve public health?
Globally and across every sector, development and growth is increasingly linked to cellular technology and mobile infrastructure. JSI’s Alison Soulders provides an overview of how cellular networks have evolved over the last 30 years.