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Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Published on: Nov 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Internet access and information and communication technologies create new opportunities for digital financial services that increase financial inclusion. Yet 1.7...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation...
Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Hey Siri. What is the Key to More Gender Equal Technology Solutions?

Published on: Nov 06 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The international attention received by ‘I’d Blush if I Could’, a newly released publication from UNESCO and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, has helped highlight...
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...
Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Published on: Aug 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
A gender digital divide is typical of many developing countries where women and girls have less access to ICT than men and boys. These divisions in the ownership...
We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

Published on: Nov 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The title of this post is the most memorable quote from our recent Technology Salon, asking the question “Are We Really Closing the Gender Gap in ICT4D?“,...
6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

Published on: Apr 25 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs
What does the empirical evidence tell us about the types of interventions most likely to enable women and girls to use digital ICTs in ways that increase their...
Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Published on: Nov 17 2016 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There are multiple development initiatives to increase women’s ownership and usage of mobile phones – everyone from GSMA to USAID to Mobile Network...
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,...
How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative...