Practical Insights on Finance for ICT4D Projects

The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

Published on: Nov 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
We often talk about project sustainability in information and communication for technology (ICT4D) programs, and as a result, we have multiple guides on how to...
8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

Published on: Oct 16 2019 by Nadia Andrada - 15 Comments
A popular (and troll-fueled) trope in Bitcoin Twitter culture is to respond to any stated challenge with, “Bitcoin fixes this!.” The years-long Ebola outbreak...
What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

Published on: Aug 29 2019 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
Libra is a digital currency proposed by Facebook and intended to be managed by the Libra Association, a membership organization with 27 payment, technology, and...
Superplatforms Are Radical Change for Digital Financial Services in Nepal

Superplatforms Are Radical Change for Digital Financial Services in Nepal

Published on: Jun 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Superplatforms like Google, Facebook and Alibaba, are transforming the global financial marketplace with “big brands, big budgets and big data.” As a ‘platform...
4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

Published on: Jun 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services
It can be too easy to get caught up in fun innovative new product launches in digital finance in Kenya, probably the most robust and well-developed digital financial...
How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

Published on: Apr 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D), where...
Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Published on: Jan 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation
Mobile money and banking payment systems currently operate in silos across most African countries. This locks customers, agents, and banks into rigid systems that...
We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

Published on: Jul 05 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
Mobile money for the poorest, and particularly savings groups, has a long way to go and one of the largest obstacles are traditional banks.  Savings groups give...
Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days

Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days

Published on: Dec 11 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days
From 2013 to 2016, I worked on a pilot to pay 8 million of work days in two districts in India through mobile money. The Government of Odisha in India decided to...
Why Our Cash Catalog Was A Failure

Why Our Cash Catalog Was A Failure

Published on: Nov 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) works to improve the effectiveness and impact of digital payments in humanitarian response. Within this...