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  • Africa bridging the digital divides

    Africa’s leapfrogging information and communication technology development is fueled by mobile broadband. The number of mobilebroadband subscriptions on the continent has increased more than 15 times over the past six years, a growth rate that is three times the global average. However, there are also worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between men and women, and between urban and...

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    • Nordika Afrikainstitutet
  • Reflection Methods - Tools to Make Learning More Explicit

    This learning manual is interesting for project owners who are designing and executing their learning agenda, even though it has been written for facilitators and trainers who are facilitating a reflection and learning process. It summarizes a number of tools that can be used to facilitate the process of reflecting on knowledge and experiences acquired, with the aim of making learning more...

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    • Centre for Development Innovation (CDI)
  • Impact investing: Measurement valued by investee businesses

    This report was commissioned by the Results Measurement Working Group of the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development in order to shed light on the topic of data being generated by impact investee organisations. Little is known about the forms of impact data generated and valued by these enterprises, particularly why they are generating it and how they are using it. 

  • Making the Transition to Strategic Private Sector Engagement

    Development organisations are becoming increasingly systematic and strategic in engaging the private sector as an equal partner across their work, through a variety of formats. As such, private sector engagement represents a shift away from bilateral work with developing country governments, but also differs from traditional, transactional ways of working with business. This briefing note is...

  • Mainstreaming climate compatible development

    Established in 2010, CDKN ( the Climate and Development Knowledge Network)  has funded research, policy advice and knowledge programmes, globally and in more than 70 countries. It has also supported negotiators and negotiating groups. In this book, the lessons from  the first seven years’ work of CDKN are shared. ...

  • Unlocking the Potential of ICT to Improve WASH

    Unlocking the Potential of Information Communications Technology to Improve Water and Sanitation Services - Summary of Findings and Recommendations Although sector studies on ICT applications become outdated rather quickly, this WSP report gives a very good analysis of ‘lessons learned’ and ‘key issues’ to get ICT projects for the WASH sector in Africa more sustainable and scalable. It starts a...