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    Tips on hosting public service design workshops

    The UN Global Pulse team in Jakarta share their advice on running public service design workshops, which they’ve been using to identify opportunities for data innovation in frontline services.


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    DIY Toolkit now available in Spanish

    As well as English and Mandarin, the DIY Toolkit is now available to download in Spanish. We’ve also launched a new Spanish language version of the website, and have more translations on the way.


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    Innovating Eurasia: an introduction from UNDP

    As early adopters of UNDP’s innovation agenda, UNDP Eurasia talk about the role innovation has to play in achieving the SDGs, how they’ve adopted new methods and tools, and the impact these have had.


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    Innovation learning online: a new project with the Open University

    We’re excited to kick off a new project in collaboration with The Open University to develop an online learning programme in innovation, based on the DIY Toolkit and with co-funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.


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    Gaming for taboo-breaking: building a sex education app

    Gracia Respati of civil society org OnTrackMedia Indonesia shares her experience of designing a sex education mobile app as part of the MAMPU (Empowering Women for Poverty Reduction) programme in Indonesia.


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    Using illustrations & simulations to design with the community

    UNHCR Innovation’s Learning Lab Manager Jacqueline Strecker describes how using human-centred methods helped engage a local refugee community in the design of their own educational programme.


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    How ‘designing with the end user’ can undermine ICT4D best practice

    In this article Ken Banks, Ashoka fellow and development ICT specialist, argues for going beyond just designing with users by enabling local communities to design for themselves.


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    Development, Impact & Making All Voices Count

    Mathias Antonsson of Ushahidi describes how using the DIY tools has helped MAVC’s global development Grand Challenge applicants improve their pitches.


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    Using co-design to build for a cross-cultural audience

    Innovation agency Quicksand discuss how they made the DIY toolkit work for diverse mix of social, cultural and organisational contexts across the globe.


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    Development innovation: Taking the high road

    Be ready to replicate

    In part two of his blog on the challenges facing development innovation, Ben Ramalingam suggests how we might take the ‘high road’ to bring about long-lasting and meaningful innovation in the sector.