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Innovate. Connect. Transform. Development community perceptions of ICT4DPhoto by: Sam Phelps for Catholic Relief 2 Devex conducted a online survey to test the development communitys perception on Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) for the upcoming ICT4D Conference in Zambia, May 8-10, 2018. Tapping into the global Devex community of over 800,000 professionals, Devex distributed the survey to a target recipient group of senior development professionals in donor agencies, government, development consulting firms, NGOs, foundations and 3 The online survey was conducted from April 6, 2018 to April 16, 2018. The survey was sent to 18,260 senior development professionals in donor agencies, government, development consulting firms, NGOs, foundations and corporations. A total of 619 respondents answered the survey for a response rate of 3.4%. To provide actionable information, the survey data was analyzed across different demographic questions and showed percentage changes for year-on-year comparisons, where available...and have the most extensive experience in..WHO ARE THE SURVEY RESPONDENTS? 4The survey respondents work for..9%NGO DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING FIRM19%PROJECT MANAGEMENT, FINANCE & OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE27%ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTDEMOCRACY, PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM & GOVERNANCE31%35%11%36% INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTDONOR AGENCY OR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT22%AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITYAFRICA ASIA53% 38%The majority of respondents are senior and executive level development professionals85%EDUCATION25%41%41%48%51%52%53%55%63%65%68%75%77%77%90%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%Virtual RealityBlockchain3D PrintingArtificial Intelligence / Machine LearningUnmanned Aerial Vehicles / DronesPlatform EconomyBiometricsInternet of ThingsCloud / Software-as-a-ServiceBig DataGeospatial Analysis / MappingData AnalyticsUltra-low-cost SmartphonesConnectivity5www.devex.comWHAT ICT TREND WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT THE AID/DEVELOPMENT SECTOR OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS?Chart shows % of responses for ratings 8-106www.devex.com34%30%22%14%OVER THE PAST YEAR, WHAT % OF PROGRAMS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION INCLUDE AN ICT4D COMPONENT?25% to 49%50 to 75%Less than 25%More than 75%Chart shows % of responses7www.devex.com82% 81%76% 73%69%0%20%40%60%80%100%Timely data Higher quality data Improve programaccountabilityImprove programdecision makingCost savingsTO WHAT DEGREE DO DIGITAL TOOLS BENEFIT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF AID/DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS? Chart shows % of responses for ratings 8-108www.devex.com72%64%59% 57%54%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Information security /data privacyRetaining skilled staff Resistance to change Difficulty aligningtechnology withimproved projectresultsReturn on investmentis not compellingWHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN WITH ICT4D?Chart shows % of responses for ratings 8-1039%49%54%54%81%0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%More savvy data consumers withinthe organizationInstitutional donors demanding betterdataMore capable data producers withinthe organizationExecutive leadership modeling datauseEasier tools for data collection andanalysis9www.devex.comWHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP 3 MOST POWERFUL ENABLERS FOR AID/DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO DEEPEN A CULTURE OF DATA USE? Chart shows % of responses10www.devex.com13%17%20%23%27%Chart shows % of responsesWe endorsed the principles but do not yet rigorously adhere to themWe promote and try to follow the principlesWe promote, proactively follow and invest financial/human resources to align to the principlesWe do not intentionally follow the principlesWe take a best effort approach to adhere to the principles when possibleWHAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ORGANIZATIONS VIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES FOR DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT?11www.devex.com36%27%24%13%WHAT BEST CATEGORIZES ICT4D/DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONWe are working towards a central ICT4D support functionWe have an established unit to centrally support our programs with ICT4D resources and standardsWe have decentralized our ICT4D support to the region or country levelICT4D decision making and support primarily resides within each projectChart shows % of responses12www.devex.com28%28%44%WHAT BEST CATEGORIZES THE ICT4D TOOLS USED IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONS?People choose from a centrally curated set of tools that are supported by the organization but have liberty to deviatePeople use different software and devices across the organization and make decisions as they see fitPeople choose from a centrally set of tools that are supported by the organization and do not have the liberty to choose other toolsChart shows % of responses13www.devex.com74% 73%63% 62%45%31%14%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Businesses Universities Non-ProfitorganizationsMedicalinstitutionsNationalgovernmentLocalgovernmentReligiousinstitutionsWHICH TYPE OF PARTNERS ARE MOST LIKELY TO CONTINUE USING ICT4D TOOLS AFTER THE PROGRAM IS OVER? Chart shows % of responses for rating


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