Category Archives: ICT

Las Mujeres y la Web

Cerrando la brecha de género de internet para crear oportunidades nuevas Destacados del reporte de Dalberg El Internet ha transformado las vidas de miles de millones de personas, desde activistas en Egipto hasta campesinos en Colombia. Sin embargo, a pesar … Continue reading

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Decoding Diversity: Financial and Economic Returns of Diversity in Tech

Dalberg and Intel released a new report that shows improving ethnic and gender diversity in the U.S. technology workforce represents a massive economic opportunity, one that could create $470 – $570Bn in new value for the tech industry, and could add … Continue reading

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Remittances Disrupted – Three ways to make the international remittance revolution stick

This article originally appeared on NextBillion. By Andria Thomas Every year, workers around the world send nearly half a trillion dollars to their families back home in developing countries. These international remittances are economic lifelines for millions. But due to a lack … Continue reading

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Introducing DigitalSharingEconomy.com: Sharing Resources, Building Economies

Geeta is busy preparing a meal in the kitchen with her mom, Kamla. Tonight this New Delhi family will welcome guests from across the world and introduce them to local culinary specialties. They’ll be paid via an online platform, and … Continue reading

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Driving Smallholder Savings Through Digital Design in Senegal

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Ravi Chhatpar, Elyse Marr and Ashish Kumar Financial inclusion initiatives for smallholders have often emphasized credit – whether through microfinance, group loans or commercial banking extensions. An alternative model emphasizes “little-by-little” savings, holding … Continue reading

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Partnership: Missing Ingredient to Mobile Money APIs

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Andria Thomas and Marcus Watson If you chat with a group of software developers in an innovation hub in Africa, the conversation quickly and inevitably turns to mobile money and open APIs. Software … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Kaakpema Yelpaala: The Access.Mobile CEO on ClinicCommunicator and Thinking Big

By Faaria Volinski In 2014, Dalberg alum Kaakpema Yelpaala launched ClinicCommunicator, which allows hospitals and clinics to send important messages to patients like appointment and medication reminders, or information on new health threats. Now widely used in Uganda and Kenya, … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

By Robert Fabricant & Younghee Jung In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political … Continue reading

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Infographic: ICT Tools Enable a More Effective Ebola Response

Since the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa over a year ago, deep vulnerabilities and disparities in the health systems of the hardest-hit countries have been exposed. But the crisis has also unearthed emergency responses that worked to mitigate Ebola’s … Continue reading

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Savings Groups Fuel Digital Design for Smallholders in Rwanda

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Sebastian Barrera, Montana Cherney, Melanie Kahl, and Ashish Kumar It’s no secret that savings groups are the lifeblood of the informal financial economy, especially for smallholder households in developing economies such as Rwanda. Savings … Continue reading

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