Our Three Themes
infoDev's work focuses on three main themes:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth
infoDev helps developing countries and the international partners maximize the contribution and impact of the private sector through direct support for ICT-enabled innovation, new business and partnership models and toolkits, and networking among entrepreneurs, private sector investors and the donor community. Our iDISC network of over 300 incubators around the world gives us unique insight into the challenges facing ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Topics: Business Incubation | Innovation & Competitiveness
Enabling Access For All
infoDev helps developing countries and their international partners make smart choices and develop effective partnerships for enabling access to information infrastructure, applications and services in ways that are sustainable and maximize private investment and leverage public resources where necessary. This includes sponsoring research, toolkits and capacity building on regulation issues, expanding access to broadband, promoting municipal networks, etc.
Topic: Access for All
Mainstreaming ICT As Tools Of Development And Poverty Reduction
Through a rigorous program of field-based experimentation, research, and analysis, infoDev helps developing countries and their international partners make smart choices about when and how to deploy ICT as tools for development goals in health, education, livelihoods, public sector reform and other areas.
Topics: Education | Governance | Health | Livelihoods of the Poor
infoDev also pays particular attention to the topic of Monitoring & Evaluation.