Tag Archives: ICT4D

Making the Digital Economy More Inclusive

By Diptesh Soni  Across the world, there is an inescapable sense that the machines are coming, and they’re going to take our jobs. This fear is not new. From the cotton gin, to the tractor, to the assembly line and … Continue reading

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Leaders in Data for Development Join Dalberg

Dalberg Data Insights to help bridge the data gaps in global development A lack of robust data is often a critical barrier to crafting evidence-based policy, directing resources effectively and designing programs to tackle important development challenges. The newly launched … 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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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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10 Global Health Trends from 2015 and What They Mean for the New Year

This article was originally published in NextBillion. By Erin Barringer and Vicky Hausman At Dalberg, we recently took the time to reflect on some of the most exciting moments in global health in 2015 and what’s to come in 2016. Last … 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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The Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing

By Manpreet Singh Global unemployment is expected to reach over 212 million by 2020. The unemployment crisis we face is complex, with lifelong ramifications that affect not only individuals – and especially youth – but also entire national economies. However, … 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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Should Your Friend Be Your Banker? Digital Models Test the Waters

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Wameek Noor, Gaurav Gupta, and Raahil Rai Lending to and borrowing from family or friends can either be easy, or terribly complicated. On one hand, when lending to those in your own social … Continue reading

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