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?
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!
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
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
Abstract: The English orthography is called Latin for historical purposes. Writing systems used by other languages are called non-Roman scripts (NRS). For computers to deal with NRS correctly, the document format, applications, keyboards, and fonts all have to cooperate. “Mojibake” is the term for when a computer tries to deal with a character it doesn’t… Continue reading Fonts, Keyboards, and Non-Roman Scripts
Abstract: Information and Communication Technologies for Development, ICT4D, is the industry and academic term for technology focused on the Emerging World. It has a large body of work including subfields encompassing Health, Education, Agriculture, etc. Internet in the Emerging World is often oversold. Compounds view bandwidth as a cost-center, while carriers view it as a… Continue reading ICT4D Information and Communication Technologies for Development
Abstract: Mark Rustine and Abigail Roberts are guest speakers this week. Mark Rustine speaks about A Day in the Life of a Mother Tongue Translator. Mark has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and worked for Boeing, Continental, and Gulfstream Aerospace before serving in SIL Philippines and Indonesia. Mark is a gifted cross-cultural communicator. Abigail Roberts… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a MTT/FBA