Author: unicefstories

Open Research Template: a draft

PLEASE FIND BELOW A FIRST DRAFT ON AN OPEN RESEARCH PROJECT TEMPLATE: 1) Rationale of the assignment Rationale for commissioning an “open research paper” on [insert title of the project]. A paper based on open research is  free to the  public. The research project has “open and accessible content” and anyone can […]

UNICEF’s Digital Drum – Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions

UNICEF’s Digital Drum has been chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2011. The Digital Drum is designed to help rural communities that have difficulty getting information about health, education and other issues. These solar powered computer kiosks, which come loaded with educational content, are made of […]


This is the first in a series of weekly posts on developing a computer-aided learning (CAL) programme in Suriname. This blog will use the CAL experience as a lens through which to explore issues around innovative project design, partnership building and ways to monitor and evaluate technology for education work. […]

The Messy Art of Saving the World

International development and governance projects have a notorious track record. Every day, it seems, we hear another report of foreign aid siphoned off by corrupt officials and projects losing money to bureaucracy and inefficiency. Take this story, published last year in The New York Times: The Egyptian government, hoping to increase […]

Strengthening the System, Part Three

This is the sixth in a series of posts on designing innovative education solutions in Sudan, based on a mission that took place from September 3 to 23, and ongoing work. This series is by Panthea Lee, a consultant for UNICEF and principal at the service design firm Reboot. Some […]