Under-Spend: An Earned Value Analysis of 60 Projects in the Sahel has been reprinted in issue 2018.01 of Measurable News, the official publication of the College of Performance Management.
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?
I have another guest post up at ICTWorks: The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You. Click on over to read the list. (This post was edited from originally discussing information security issues.)
Rethinking Innovation and Design for Emerging Markets is a case study of the inexpensive Renault Kwid automobile, successfully developed in and for the Indian market.
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
Technology used in development projects should be locally available, locally sourced, locally trained, and locally maintained for success!
Two years ago, I had an unusual opportunity to observe some of the visa applicant vetting procedures from a foreigner’s perspective.
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
The Assistant Vice-Secretary for the Interior of the Province of Noton-googa-mapa, His Regal Magnificence, Lieutenant Colonel Badluck Lansana Mobutu Yakubu Ibrahim Ibn Hissene ended face-first in his birthday cake!
Abstract: This week’s session on Travel Security is a panel discussion by Christie Davis (Area Director for Islands Asia), Cate Burnett Fierbaugh (Area Director for the Sahel), Dave Parker (Story Manager, formerly assigned to PBT West Africa branch), and Tony Pitaniello (Field Coordinator for Eurasia), with Stephen Fierbaugh moderating. APA Citation Fierbaugh, Stephen (Moderator); Davis,… Continue reading Travel Security: A Panel Discussion