Vientiane, Laos

Partnership: Digital Divide Data

Digital Divide Data (DDD) is a social enterprise that delivers digital content, data, and research to countries worldwide. DDD’s model of “Impact Sourcing”, where individuals with limited prospects are intentionally hired, has created a growing network of young professionals and pulled hundreds of families out of poverty. Through training and education, DDD helps individuals build a path toward self-sufficiency.

The Project

Operation Poverty has partnered with Digital Divide Data to develop resources for their students and trainers. The project sets out to find ways to add to and improve their learning management system (LMS).

Operation Poverty is working closely with our liaisons in Laos and Cambodia to plan out an LMS improvement strategy and develop online courses that will enhance the students’ learning experience at DDD. Our project aims to equip DDD’s students and trainers with leadership and soft skills to help them pursue future opportunities. The deliverables of our project will be made available to the DDD system, which include students and trainers from Laos, Cambodia, and Kenya.

Project Timeline

  • Initial Engagement

    Initial engagements with the client have been held to gain an understanding of the scope and expectations of the project.

  • Project Planning

    Our strategy team has agreed to the project deliverables with our client liaisons in Laos and Cambodia. We have laid out a timeline to meet these objectives and conducted preliminary research to prepare the implementation of an LMS strategy and the development of courses.

  • 8-Week Project Delivery

    We are currently working on implementing our proposal and working closely with our client liasons at DDD to ensure a high-impact product and result.

  • Project Close

Check out our case study on Laos:

The Growing Economy Dilemma

This case provides a general overview of the poverty situation in Laos. Despite high economic growth, poverty reduction has remained stagnant in recent years. This case study studies why such a large population are in a vulnerable state of living, and why the urban-rural divide remains extremely high. Microfinancing, digital literacy initiatives, and focal site budgeting are some potential solutions that will be discussed.

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