Practical Insights on Economic Empowerment

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Published on: Feb 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Today in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent of women do. South Asian countries in general are clear outliers among countries of similar levels...
3 Digital Business Opportunities with Micro Merchants in Bangladesh

3 Digital Business Opportunities with Micro Merchants in Bangladesh

Published on: Feb 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
  Imagine you could impact over 1.3 million people and their families, who represent 13% of the gross domestic product of Bangladesh. That’s the promise with...
Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?

Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?

Published on: Jun 02 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: Will P2P Financing Succeed Where Microfinance Has Failed?
 Lusaka Salon – June 11th – RSVP Now Micro-sized loans, often with macro-sized interest rates, were the craze back in the go-go ’90s, and fueled...
How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

Published on: Sep 05 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?
This week the mEducation Alliance* will host its second symposium, bringing together institutions and organizations that are interested in and/or supporting...
ICT must be used in improving the employability of youth

ICT must be used in improving the employability of youth

Published on: Nov 07 2011 by Tyrone Hall - Comments Off on ICT must be used in improving the employability of youth
The use of ICT to strengthen youth employability in the developing world ought to be pursued vigorously. To be clear: ICTs aren’t the only route to improving...
Building Youth Economic Empowerment with ICT

Building Youth Economic Empowerment with ICT

Published on: Jun 10 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Building Youth Economic Empowerment with ICT
Let us start by agreeing that technology has great promise in increasing the economic empowerment of youth in the developing world. We all believe it. But what...