Practical Insights on Economic Development for ICT4D Projects

Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Published on: Dec 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In many developing country environments, it is difficult or impossible to obtain recent, reliable estimates of human development. Nationally representative household...
Ethiopia’s Surprising Progress in Digital Financial Inclusion

Ethiopia’s Surprising Progress in Digital Financial Inclusion

Published on: Nov 19 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Ethiopia’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy, released by the National Bank of Ethiopia in 2017, sets a broad government vision and aggressive targets for...
The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

The Mobile Money Revolution in International Remittances

Published on: Aug 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
For those living in poverty or in fragile countries, remittances are a lifeline that far surpasses international aid as a source of income. If properly harnessed,...
The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 19 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Digitization will have profound effects on the world of work. According to McKinsey, while technology will lift productivity and economic growth, up to 375 million...
Wow! Mobile Money Transactions Are Now Larger Than Kenya’s GDP

Wow! Mobile Money Transactions Are Now Larger Than Kenya’s GDP

Published on: May 16 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
For years, we’ve heard how the value of M-PESA mobile money transactions are a rising percentage of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product. In 2010 we reported...
Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Published on: Apr 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries
Many development organizations currently think of digital identities as an instrumental approach in development – a siloed means to solve a specific problem...
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 - Comments Off on 5 Barriers to Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh
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...