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Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Published on: May 20 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
As countries are operationalizing their COVID-19 pandemic response plans, including National Deployment and Vaccination Plans for COVID-19 vaccines, the need for...
4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

Published on: Mar 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions
Public Development Banks (PDB) exist in most countries. They play a critical role in financing economic activities that private sector commercial banks are unwilling...
Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Published on: Oct 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?
The digitization of cash transfers has emerged as an attractive policy solution for countries seeking to expand social assistance to alleviate the economic hardships...
9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Sep 02 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Since the onset of coronavirus, the EduTech Hub Helpdesk Team has responded to requests from DFID advisers and World Bank staff across 15 countries across Africa,...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Published on: Aug 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The informal sector is a primary driver of economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of total employment, 55% of total GDP, and 89% of employed...
Coronavirus Canceled Your Conference – Let’s Organize a Virtual Event!

Coronavirus Canceled Your Conference – Let’s Organize a Virtual Event!

Published on: Mar 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 67 Comments
With over 95,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in 76 countries and over 3,200 deaths globally, in-person events are being canceled at an accelerated rate....
Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Published on: Jan 09 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
In an increasingly digital age, the lack of verifiable identification often results in exclusion from economic opportunities and a variety of social and political...
Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Published on: Oct 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Let us all celebrate the amazing transition that’s happening in health systems across low- and middle-income countries. Increasingly, data previously locked in...
4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

Published on: Jul 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We in the international development sector often have this perception that the private sector is way more advanced than we in the collection, analysis, and use...
The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Pros and Cons of Employment Automation and Digitization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 19 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Digitization will have profound effects on the world of work. According to McKinsey, while technology will lift productivity and economic growth, up to 375 million...