Winter 2015 Issue of DAI’s Developments Newsletter Now Available

December 22, 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments newsletter is now available.

Leading off, Vanna Kruy describes how he developed an application—now with 300,000 downloads and counting—that enables Cambodians to use smartphones more easily using their native Khmer alphabet. Kruy took advantage of the resources provided at the 5D Lab, a community space opened in Phnom Penh by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Innovations program.

Next up, Mark Rasmuson writes about an initiative in Danang, Vietnam, that enables more than 1,000 disabled children to attend schools where teachers and classrooms are now better equipped to meet their special needs.

In other articles:

  • James Naughton describes the method used in Somalia to collect the reliable data needed to design economic growth activities for a U.K. Department for International Development program.
  • Isaac Masingati tells of how thousands of Malawians are establishing backyard gardens of indigenous vegetables, helping families to enjoy healthier eating.
  • John Jepsen interviews Brigit Helms about the future of mobile money and its relationship to users, businesses, and traditional banks.
  • Victoria Bullock shares results and best practices from a program that nurtured a culture of law and justice in four major cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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