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The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

Published on: Jan 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Meet Kou, a health worker in rural Nimba County, Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, Kou took action to combat the disease, going door-to-door in her community to...
The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

Published on: Oct 12 2016 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has a rapidly growing mobile financial services industry, with at least 10 providers already offering services on the market, that represent more than...
Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Published on: Sep 08 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs
Do you have an inner flame that compels you to be a founder at a startup? Do you have deep expertise in fintech, payments, or retail finance? Do you dream of creating...
Can Bitcoin Free West Africa From CFA Franc Tyranny?

Can Bitcoin Free West Africa From CFA Franc Tyranny?

Published on: May 20 2016 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The “CFA Franc” is a currency used by 14 African countries, which represents 38% of the African population, and this wicked money affects 150 million lives....
Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Published on: Apr 15 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital financial services (DFS) have emerged as complex and yet powerful tool for supporting economic development. Technology-enabled financial services comprise...
The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

Published on: Jan 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, Somaliland’s biggest mobile network operator, Telesom, launched their mobile payment service “ZAAD”, and today more than 10% of the 3.8 million inhabitants...
How To Stop Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation?

How To Stop Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation?

Published on: Jan 25 2016 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
In the research article Paying Per Diems for ICT4D Project Participation: A Sustainability Challenge by Terje Aksel Sanner and Johan Ivar Sæbø of Univeristy of...
Could Equity Crowdfunding Be a Pathway from Poverty?

Could Equity Crowdfunding Be a Pathway from Poverty?

Published on: Dec 18 2015 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on Could Equity Crowdfunding Be a Pathway from Poverty?
Recently, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that will open up crowdfunding equity investments to anyone. Previously such investments...
Can Crowdfunding Work for Developing World Projects?

Can Crowdfunding Work for Developing World Projects?

Published on: Oct 19 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
As I experiment with crowdfunding for JadedAid, a card game to save humanitarians that I co-launched on Kickstarter, I wonder how entrepreneurs in the developing...
Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Published on: Oct 16 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Recently, the Liberian Cabinet approved the use of mobile money to pay teachers in rural areas. This is a huge step in the right direction for Liberia. But why...