Practical Insights on Brazil

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

Published on: Jun 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Bolsa Familia is the Brazilian Government program for conditional income-transfers serving 14 million families living in poverty throughout the country. However,...
How Facebook Values Personal Data from Developing Countries

How Facebook Values Personal Data from Developing Countries

Published on: Nov 24 2016 by Josh Woodard - 1 Comment
Over the past eighteen months, Facebook commissioned a series of consultations with Ctrl-Shift that sought to answer the question: “How can we sustainably maximize...
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...
How to Use Technology for Citizen Participation

How to Use Technology for Citizen Participation

Published on: Feb 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The model citizen participation process has citizens holding their governments accountable to deliver quality public services in a transparent and responsive manner....
Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World

Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World

Published on: May 11 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World
With the advent of cheap mobile phones and mobile data plans, there is the belief that mobile phones are pushing cyber cafes out of business. Well according to...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012

Published on: May 08 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for April 25 – May 8, 2012
Nokia in Brazil: You might not know that Nokia’s biggest single social project in the world is in the city of Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon, where Nokia...