What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

Published on: Aug 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
The novel coronavirus pandemic has an immense impact on healthcare across the African continent.  South Africa in particular has become a viral hot spot, with over 600,000 cases of COIV-19 and 12,000 deaths. COVID-19 is...
Do You Provide Technical Assistance? Then You Just Got Competition: Mobile Money

Do You Provide Technical Assistance? Then You Just Got Competition: Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 16 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In reading the GiveDirectly study on cash transfers, Chris Blattman’s analysis, and the background research on both mobile money and cash transfers, I’ve come to agree with a point that Chris made in a Technology...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a large evidence base, they believed it would have a net positive...
7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

Published on: Dec 02 2013 by Maria Andersen - 1 Comment
Let us start with the classic (borderline cliché) development proverb: if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if he is taught how to fish, he will eat for a lifetime. It was this analogy that got conversation...
Learn How Mobile Money Cash Grants are the Future of Development

Learn How Mobile Money Cash Grants are the Future of Development

Published on: Oct 01 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Learn How Mobile Money Cash Grants are the Future of Development
A huge aspect of international development is capacity building – training and supporting people to change their behaviour and improve their skills in ways perceived to be better. But don’t people already know...