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‘Power Of Technology’ Can Help Achieve SDGs

Devex: Opinion: Why technology will power SDG success
Ernest Darkoh and John Sargent, co-founders of BroadReach

“…To reach the 2030 [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] finish line having achieved the goals, the development industry — NGOs, donors, governments, and the private sector — must fully embrace the transformative power of technology: the missing factor. When leaders have data-driven insights into performance in real-time, they can move forward expeditiously. When they have [artificial intelligence-driven, or AI-driven] prognostic models of potential risks and opportunities, they can focus resources for optimal impact. When they have mobile access to best practice operational solutions, they can replicate reliable service delivery across multiple layers of program activity in multiple geographies. When they have consolidated data in one place, they can fulfill reporting requirements efficiently. And, when they share a platform for instantaneous communications, they can collaborate for the common good” (10/5).

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