New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

Published on: Apr 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Digital Financial Services for Development Handbook was developed by USAID and FHI360 for use by USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution to the growth of digital financial services in emerging...
4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

Published on: Apr 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I am Nancy McGuire Choi and I really enjoyed the recent “Do More With Data” event with State Department’s Foreign Assistance Resources office, the USAID Global Development Lab, and Modernizing Foreign Assistance...
8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

Published on: Apr 17 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from...
You Are Invited to Participate and Present at ICTforAg on June 3rd

You Are Invited to Participate and Present at ICTforAg on June 3rd

Published on: Apr 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
ICTforAg: New Technologies for Smallholder Farmer Value Chains is a 1-day conference that will bring together +150 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community...
Please RSVP Now: Can Mobile Games Improve Development Outcomes in Southeast Asia?

Please RSVP Now: Can Mobile Games Improve Development Outcomes in Southeast Asia?

Published on: Apr 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Look around most Southeast Asian cities, and you’ll soon notice one thing they all have in common: lots of people playing games on their mobile phones. But besides helping to distract during a long commute, can games...
Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Published on: Apr 09 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
In recent years, ICTs such as mobile phone apps, web-based mapping technologies and data-mining techniques have been incorporated into development programmes, ranging from public health campaigns to assisting farming communities,...
Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015

Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015

Published on: Apr 08 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Africa remains the region with the lowest penetration of ecommerce. As noted in the UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015, Africa and the Middle East in 2013 accounted for about 2.2 per cent of global B2C ecommerce. There...
Reading on Mobile Phones? mLiteracy Opportunities and Challenges

Reading on Mobile Phones? mLiteracy Opportunities and Challenges

Published on: Apr 06 2015 by Steve Vosloo - 4 Comments
Recently, the Goethe Institute of Johannesburg hosted an mLiteracy Networking Meeting to examine the opportunities and challenges for mobiles to increase literacy development, especially in Africa. It was an incredibly...
4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

Published on: Apr 03 2015 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
World famous entrepreneurs Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla, and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, have both recently announced separate initiatives to provide global Internet access via a vast...
Breaking News! USAID Grand Challenge for Development with Facebook

Breaking News! USAID Grand Challenge for Development with Facebook

Published on: Apr 01 2015 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
After extensive analysis, USAID has determined that poor people in the country of Africa suffer from a lack of things. According to the World Bank, 414 million people, almost half the population, are people are living on...