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Want People to Answer Your Mobile Survey? Pay Them!

Want People to Answer Your Mobile Survey? Pay Them!

Published on: Nov 21 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
So, you’re an M&E Tech expert and you’re gearing up to deliver the Survey Instrument of the Century—the one that’ll gather data on every...
Please RSVP for Our Twitter Chat on December 4th: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Please RSVP for Our Twitter Chat on December 4th: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Published on: Nov 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Safety and transparency are very important issues when it comes to sending and receiving digital payments within developing countries. Establishing trust in digital...
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...