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3 Factors Required for Success with Mobile Technologies for Development

3 Factors Required for Success with Mobile Technologies for Development

Published on: Oct 11 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
Innovation and Best Practice in Mobile Technologies for Development is a review of innovation in the ICT entrepreneurship/mobile internet/mobile related applications...
How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

Published on: Jun 03 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
At the recent London Technology Salon, we debated “How Mobile Money Can Improve Development Outcomes for the Unbanked?” with 30 thought leaders in...
Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Published on: Apr 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
We all know that M-PESA in Kenya dominates the mobile money conversation in Africa, where mobile banking has expanded to 16% of the market. So its easy to assume...
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Published on: Apr 08 2013 by Aaron Mason - 16 Comments
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to financial markets over the past several weeks there’s no way you’ve missed the Bitcoin: the unregulated, uncontrolled...
The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

Published on: Jan 07 2013 by Aaron Mason - 2 Comments
Over the past several years two seemingly independent ideas have been gaining traction: New technology allows developing nations to leapfrog over traditional growth...
Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Published on: Jun 22 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Do you sometimes feel that every international development organization is in love with mobile money today? That transferring currency equivalents via mobile phones...
Mobile Money’s Innovation and Impact Isn’t Targeted at Women… Yet

Mobile Money’s Innovation and Impact Isn’t Targeted at Women… Yet

Published on: Mar 16 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
According to Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity (PDF), authored by Vital Wave Consulting and sponsored by the GSMA Development Fund and the Cherie Blair Foundation...
Safaricom’s M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya’s GDP in 2010

Safaricom’s M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya’s GDP in 2010

Published on: Jun 23 2010 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
This is the bombshell that Erik Hersman tweeted about Safaricom’s mPayment system, M-Pesa. Read it and then stop to think a minute about what that means for...
FrontlineSMS:Credit – Payment Middleware for Microfinance Instutitions

FrontlineSMS:Credit – Payment Middleware for Microfinance Instutitions

Published on: Jan 14 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Have you wondered how microfinance institutions (MFI’s) could leverage short message services (SMS) text messages to provide most cost-effective loans to their...
Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa

Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa

Published on: Oct 07 2009 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; Were you excited to hear that Google now has location-aware AdWords for Kenya and South Africa? I was overjoyed that Google is...