8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from GSMA Connected Women to develop Tigo Biashara, a mobile educational service, which offers business skills training aimed at low-income … Read more

New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

The Digital Financial Services for Development Handbook was developed by USAID and FHI360 for use by USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution to the growth of digital financial services in emerging markets around the world. As an Agency, USAID brings significant comparative advantages to the collective effort required to build out … Read more

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

In recent years, ICTs such as mobile phone apps, web-based mapping technologies and data-mining techniques have been incorporated into development programmes, ranging from public health campaigns to assisting farming communities, to re-uniting refugees. However, the opportunities presented by these innovations simultaneously raise valid concerns about privacy and data security. In this context, Principle 8 of … Read more