Open-source software aids NPOs

Although many organizations use technology to carry out international development programs, a foundation-turned-software developer isn’t exactly a common occurrence. It is a niche that executives at the Grameen Foundation said has proven beneficial as development groups turn to information technology to improve the way they deliver aid.

Like any large enterprise, NPOs and NGOs have seen their operations affected by the rise of big data — the troves of digital information that can now be collected, stored and analyzed thanks to advances in computing.