Practical Insights on India

TRAI to India’s Poor: Let Them Eat Cake

TRAI to India’s Poor: Let Them Eat Cake

Published on: Feb 09 2016 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
India’s digital elite is rejoicing with the news that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has officially banned zero-rating, where telecommunications...
8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Jan 27 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide
The mobile phone is one of the most widely used information and communication technologies in the developing world. For instance, in India, as of December 2013,...
Be Honest: You Hate Free Basics Because It’s Facebook

Be Honest: You Hate Free Basics Because It’s Facebook

Published on: Jan 14 2016 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
Yes, it is true. You don’t like Free Basics simply because it is a Facebook initiative. You may feel the need to hide your anger behind flowery language...
What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

Published on: Nov 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?
While the rapid development of information and other technologies has brought the world closer together, it has also contributed to highlighting some of the glaring...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum India

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum India

Published on: Oct 11 2015 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The Government of India launched the Digital India Program in 2015, with the aim to “transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”...
If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

Published on: Aug 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 20 Comments
We all talk a good game about how we want to scale ICT4D programs. How we want to reach 100,000 or even +1 million constituents with our cool technology solutions....
Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers
Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP)...
4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

Published on: May 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in areas already covered by 2G or 3G networks. The coverage is mostly urban, with the basic infrastructure already...
Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Published on: Oct 15 2014 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously
Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized...
Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Published on: Apr 16 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?
Geetanjali is a 20-year-old Indian girl; she comes from a poor family; and her dream is to open her own designer shop when she graduates from college. Thanks tomobile...