Link to Principles for Digital Development
Click on the link above if you would like to provide input into the new
Principles for Digital Development content and resources.
Please feel free to review as few or as many of these documents as you
would like. Any insights you have will be valuable to us. We ask that you
review these documents while considering the following:
- Content matter – is the information useful, actionable, relevant?
Tone and language – are the documents easy to understand, and
will a non-native English speaker have any difficulty with what is being
- Flow of documents – does the structure of each document make sense?
- Level of detail – is the content too complex, or too simple?
Accuracy of information – is anything clearly wrong? What is
missing? What can be added?
Representation of your experiences – does the content accurately
reflect your experiences, and are these documents that you and your
colleagues would find useful when planning your next program?
Resources – are we missing key reports, toolkits, blog posts that
would be useful to include? What are they?
- Recommendations for future topics/ areas to address
When reviewing, please focus on the content itself and not the formatting,
as this content will ultimately be formatted for the Digital Principles
website. The content is much more critical for us to receive your input on! Please
be sure to use the “Suggesting” mode so that we can track your changes;
comments are also helpful! Included in this Google folder are the
Principles content (9 documents) – updated guidance for each
Principle, modeled around the Project Lifecycle. We received specific
feedback from the community on the desire for guidance to be structured in
this manner, so we represented both the project and software development
lifecycles, simplifying them to four stages: Analyze and Plan; Design and
Develop; Deploy and Implement; Monitor and Evaluate. We have also done away
with the numbering of the Principles, as it confused many people into
thinking that they were required to complete the Principles in a particular
order, or that they were ranked in order of importance.
How-to guides (5 documents) – these how-to guides will serve as
additional resources for implementers to dive deeper into subjects
requested by the community.
Case study template (1 document) – We received feedback from
endorsers that it was sometimes a struggle to find the time to write their
case studies; in response, we have crafted a template to make the process
easier and hopefully streamline how case studies about the Principles are
Final versions of these documents will be published - and the re-vamped
digitalprinciples.org website will go live - during a Principles for
Digital Development event we will be hosting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on
October 12. More to come on that very soon!
Thank you again for taking the time to assist us!