Practical Insights on Economic Development

Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Apply Now: $25,000 Seed Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response Solutions

Published on: Jul 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The COVID-19 crisis had an unprecedented impact on our society. The crisis has exposed the fragility of the current system’s functioning across the globe, but...
Register Now: $4 Billion in USAID Funding for African Country Programs

Register Now: $4 Billion in USAID Funding for African Country Programs

Published on: Jun 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 26 Comments
The official USAID Business Forecast lists over $4 Billion in new funding for programs to improve health, education, agriculture, and civil society in 20 countries...
Apply Now! $50,000 for Women’s Economic Empowerment Research

Apply Now! $50,000 for Women’s Economic Empowerment Research

Published on: May 09 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Financial inclusion has an impact on many aspects of the lives of poor and marginalized people. It helps them smooth consumption and absorb financial shocks and...
$180 Billion Internet Economy Opportunity in African Countries

$180 Billion Internet Economy Opportunity in African Countries

Published on: Dec 24 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Throughout the global pandemic, Africa’s Internet economy is proving resilient, as digital startups across the continent devise innovative COVID-19 digital response...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Published on: Jun 29 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There is still digital divide around the world, regardless of how many people have access to mobile phones, 3G wireless coverage, or community telecenters. As the...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Inclusive Digital Economy Solutions

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Inclusive Digital Economy Solutions

Published on: Jun 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
 Automation, artificial intelligence, and other advanced technologies continue to rapidly transform the nature of work. Meanwhile, COVID-19 is expected to cause...
Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Published on: Mar 19 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Novel coronavirus is now a global pandemic with over 220,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 9,000 deaths worldwide. African country governments are taking this...
Technology Salon: How Are We Making Affordable Broadband Internet Access a Reality?

Technology Salon: How Are We Making Affordable Broadband Internet Access a Reality?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off on Technology Salon: How Are We Making Affordable Broadband Internet Access a Reality?
San Francisco Technology Salon: Sign Up to Get Invited We all know that broadband connectivity is an accelerant for social and economic development. The last year...
A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

Published on: Jul 26 2013 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I am not Ghanian. I do not live in Ghana. So maybe I am missing something obvious. But I am very confused as to why Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill to re-impose...
New Leadership Course Prepares African Leaders for Knowledge Society Development

New Leadership Course Prepares African Leaders for Knowledge Society Development

Published on: Jul 12 2013 by Niamh Brannigan - 1 Comment
On Friday, 5th July, in one of the largest African Union Commission (AUC) initiatives in professional development, 213 mid-to-senior level Government and public...