Information and communications technology for development, or ICT4D, is the practice of using technology to assist poor and marginalized people in developing communities. To learn more about that technology, check out our ICT4D Partner Training site for one-pagers, training curriculum and descriptions of all of our supported tools! CRS is a leader in the new era of data extraction and analysis that provides insights for program innovation, learning and adaptive management. CRS applies technology at scale to increase our reach and effectiveness while providing measurable improvements in the lives of the people we serve.
Our ICT4D approach and strategies include:
To learn more about how ICT4D impacts CRS’ work around the world, click here!
Research & Publications
Digital by Default
USAID’s Digital Strategy 2020-2024
USAID has released its first-ever Digital Strategy, charting an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance in the world’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. It sets a path to equip staff, empower partners, and shape effective programming that supports partners to become self-reliant and capable of leading More
ICT4D and COVID-19
Digital tools help programs respond and adapt to the pandemic.
Due to this crisis, CRS turned to technology to ensure programs can continue their essential, lifesaving work while adhering to recommendations on physical distancing and other preventative measures. More
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