Practical Insights on Liberia

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where...
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...
What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

Published on: Aug 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program is a public-private partnership for school management between the Government of Liberia and nine education contractors:...
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...
How We Fought Ebola with Information

How We Fought Ebola with Information

Published on: Jan 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In December 2013, a little-known viral hemorrhagic fever in West Africa was detected in a forest region of Guinea. It was soon confirmed to be Ebola Virus Disease,...
How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

Published on: Sep 12 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments
Liberia is a cash-based economy, and ATMs are few and far in between, restricted mainly to Monrovia hotels frequented by expats. In fact, as of 2014, some 60% of...
Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Published on: Jun 22 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal
“The most important reason to manage land is to avoid conflict,” said Amadou Thera, the CIMS Implementation Specialist at USAID-GEMS. “Firstly, you have conflicts...
The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

Published on: Oct 23 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The Ebola crisis revealed that a dearth of ICT capacity in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone prevented or greatly impeded access to and the exchange of information,...
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...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...