RTI has been helping our local counterparts to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to achieve development results for more than two decades. Continuing advances such as mobile phones, lower cost computing devices, alternative power sources, and open source software have opened new opportunities. These are transformational technologies. At RTI, we believe in helping local counterparts to select tools that they can use and sustain to achieve development results. The following highlights are specific examples.

BeaconRelief™, developed by RTI International, improves situational awareness for disaster response by providing auto-generated maps and real-time tracking capability in a self-contained, highly scalable, ruggedized, low-cost platform. BeaconRelief™ offers preconfigured sensors for ease of deployment and a user-friendly interface that allows relief workers to quickly and easily adapt it to all-hazard environments with minimal effort. 
Coconut combines offline operation, automatic synchronization with local and remote databases, and centralized real-time data monitoring of data to create an essential tool for ‘capturing conversations’ in the field.
The EMIS Toolbox is an open source, data-mining tool that aggregates and presents data from Annual School Census (ASC) databases that was specifically designed to visually identify trends and outliers. Complex data can be easily viewed and analyzed through charts that compare indicators by geographic or administrative group and over time using standard reports, for example using school or district indicators.
FrontlineSMS is free and open source software that turns a computer with a connected mobile phone into a central communications hub for SMS text messaging.RTI has used FrontlineSMS in systems for reporting drug stocks and treatments, as well as incidents of infectious diseases.
JavaRosa is an open-source platform for data collection on mobile devices. At its core, JavaRosa is based on the XForms standard -- the official W3C standard for next-generation data collection and interchange. RTI contributed to JavaROSA development for applications that included the first version of a new national infectious disease reporting system in Zimbabwe.
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools that helps organizations to develop mobile data collection solutions. RTI used ODK aggregate to develop the first version of a new national infectious disease reporting system for Zimbabwe.
OpenMRS is a flexible open source medical record system designed around a powerful concept dictionary. It is supported by an international community and is in use in many countries around the world. RTI developed a level of interoperability between Zcore and OpenMRS, and is working with OpenMRS as part of national health information system strengthening efforts in several countries.
Tangerine® is electronic data collection software designed for use on mobile computers, including tablet computers and Android smartphones. Its primary use is to enable recording of students’ responses in oral early grade reading and mathematics skills assessments, specifically Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), and interview responses from students, teachers and principals on home and school context information.
Tangerine:Class is open-source electronic data collection software that assists teachers in systematically collecting, analyzing, and using results from students’ continuous reading and early mathematics assessments to inform their teaching.
Ushahidi created a website in the aftermath of Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election that collected eyewitness reports of violence sent in by email and text-message and placed them on a Google map. RTI is using Ushahidi as part of a crime reporting and mapping system.