Under-Spend: An Earned Value Analysis of 60 Projects in the Sahel

Two superficially similar projects in the Sahel are compared using EVM, and then conclusions are shared for all of the analyzed projects. EVM is used to answer the following questions:

How is each project progressing?
How significant is the under-spending?
Is each project using resources efficiently?
Is there a way to compare the projects to each other?
How much funding is necessary to complete each project?

Another ICT Works Guest Post: It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

I’ve got another guest post, It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already, over on ICT Works: http://www.ictworks.org/2017/03/30/its-2017-you-should-be-localizing-your-ict4d-solutions-already/ Abstract:  There are 7099 languages and the top 10 are only spoken by half the world.  To reach the “next billion”, ICT projects need to be localized in each local languages.  This is particularly complex… Continue reading Another ICT Works Guest Post: It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

Survey of Language Development Data Sources

Abstract: The three primary sources of ethno-linguistic data that Seed Company uses are Ethnologue, Joshua Project, and GRN’s Registry of Dialects.  Ethnologue is a list of the world’s languages.  Joshua Project is a list of people groups.  GRN is a list of dialects. End-user support for all three is already integrated into 87/6, but lookup… Continue reading Survey of Language Development Data Sources