The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Dr. Benjamin Hounsell

Samuel Hall
Head of Implementation Research and Methods
With over 12 years experience in developing and evaluating new technology innovations, my interests focus on researching and evaluating innovations and processes that enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of development projects.
At Samuel Hall, I lead the Implementation Research and Methods (IRM) team, which both conducts and evaluates effectiveness studies and efficacy pilots and then moves findings to real-world settings - obtaining information on methods and policies to guide scale-up and sustainability.