Tag Archives: ICT and mobile for development

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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Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment

This article was originally published on NextBillion. By Marcus Haymon and Rachna Saxena Five million. That’s how many jobs our global economy needs to create each month to absorb everyone entering the job market in the next decade. Based on today’s … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Banking for Indonesia’s Poor

By Michael Mori and Trevor Zimmer Indonesia is the largest consumer market in Southeast Asia and a member of the G20, yet it has one of the biggest underbanked populations in the world. As of 2014, only 36 percent of … Continue reading

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21st Century’s Emerging Inequality

By Gaurav Gupta In the current discussion on rising inequality, it’s easy to overlook the fact that inequality was the norm, and simply expected, throughout most of history. Not until the 20th century did equality become a leading value. Last … Continue reading

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Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Crisis Facing Youth

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Devang Vussonji and Faaria Volinski It’s dark outside when Martin Kiptoo Kiyeng opens his eyes. He gazes at the concrete ceiling of the room he shares with his cousin’s brother in … 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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