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How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

Published on: Sep 18 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There is a silent race running through developing countries around the world – a race for access to land and the knowledge of whom the land belongs. The race...
Introducing WEST Principles: 8 Guidelines for Worker Engagement Interventions

Introducing WEST Principles: 8 Guidelines for Worker Engagement Interventions

Published on: Sep 04 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Over the last 6 years, the emergence of new worker engagement technologies has sparked industry wide discussions about the value of connecting with workers in a...
5 Barriers to Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

5 Barriers to Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

Published on: Aug 28 2017 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Since the launch of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh in 2011, significant growth has been observed across
all metrics, from account use to transaction...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Published on: Apr 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America
June 23-24 – San Salvador – RSVP Now Over the past decade, mobile Internet access has rapidly expanded across Central America to cover nearly 90% of...
What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

Published on: Nov 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?
While the rapid development of information and other technologies has brought the world closer together, it has also contributed to highlighting some of the glaring...
Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Published on: Aug 14 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Every couple of months, a new mobile app contest pops up, promising young people the resources, mentorship, and network to create a software product that will transform...
Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Is ICT4D Dooming Poor People to Greater Income Inequality?

Published on: Jul 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I firmly believe in Kentaro Toyama’s maxim that technology magnifies human intent (read his book Geek Heresy?), and since I am an optimist, I therefore believe...
How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 06 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICT has long been talked about as a lever that would enable developing countries – and particularly the least developed ones – to take “shortcuts”...
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...
Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015

Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015

Published on: Apr 08 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Ecommerce Insights From UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2015
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...