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What Are Tech Company Start Up Costs in 6 African Countires?

What Are Tech Company Start Up Costs in 6 African Countires?

Published on: Jul 04 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As a venture capital firm, Savannah Fund is interested in the differing variables that can affect entrepreneurs in the countries of startups we have or will invest...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a...
How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

How to Make Development Finance and Procurement Data Exciting

Published on: Nov 13 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
Efforts to make spending information more relevant and actionable often suffer from low levels of financial literacy, complexity, and just the unfavorable common...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...
How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

Published on: Jun 03 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
At the recent London Technology Salon, we debated “How Mobile Money Can Improve Development Outcomes for the Unbanked?” with 30 thought leaders in...
Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Published on: Apr 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
We all know that M-PESA in Kenya dominates the mobile money conversation in Africa, where mobile banking has expanded to 16% of the market. So its easy to assume...
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Published on: Apr 08 2013 by Aaron Mason - 16 Comments
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to financial markets over the past several weeks there’s no way you’ve missed the Bitcoin: the unregulated, uncontrolled...
Apply for $20 Million USD in ICT4D Grants from SIDA

Apply for $20 Million USD in ICT4D Grants from SIDA

Published on: Oct 01 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the...
Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Published on: Jun 22 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Do you sometimes feel that every international development organization is in love with mobile money today? That transferring currency equivalents via mobile phones...
How to Improve Technology Tenders in ICT for Development

How to Improve Technology Tenders in ICT for Development

Published on: Apr 30 2012 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Yet again, I see another government tender for technology to improve the social and economic development of a country that is based around processor speed or operating...