Practical Insights on Liberia

Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Published on: Mar 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Coronavirus infection rates are climbing exponentially around the world with over 440,000 confirmed cases and 20,000 deaths so far. Governments, donors, and health...
10 Global Digital Health Solutions for International Coronavirus Response

10 Global Digital Health Solutions for International Coronavirus Response

Published on: Mar 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Global coronavirus infections now exceed 100,000 confirmed cases in 97 countries, with over 3,400 deaths from COVID-19, leading to international travel bans and...
Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Published on: Sep 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Are you an early career faculty member in a college or university in Africa? Is your academic research related to STEM or social research? Do you want to work at...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where...
How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

Published on: Apr 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D), where...
What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

Published on: Aug 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program is a public-private partnership for school management between the Government of Liberia and nine education contractors:...
The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

Published on: Jan 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Meet Kou, a health worker in rural Nimba County, Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, Kou took action to combat the disease, going door-to-door in her community to...
How We Fought Ebola with Information

How We Fought Ebola with Information

Published on: Jan 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In December 2013, a little-known viral hemorrhagic fever in West Africa was detected in a forest region of Guinea. It was soon confirmed to be Ebola Virus Disease,...
How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

Published on: Sep 12 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments
Liberia is a cash-based economy, and ATMs are few and far in between, restricted mainly to Monrovia hotels frequented by expats. In fact, as of 2014, some 60% of...
Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Published on: Jun 22 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal
“The most important reason to manage land is to avoid conflict,” said Amadou Thera, the CIMS Implementation Specialist at USAID-GEMS. “Firstly, you have conflicts...