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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Research' (10)

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP) in economic value chains as clients, producers, or employees.
 As a result, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) decided to commission a…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2015 at 9:50pm — No Comments

How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

ICT has long been talked about as a lever that would enable developing countries – and particularly the least developed ones – to take “shortcuts” to development by using the latest generation of equipment and software, hence avoiding the decades of trial and error that developed countries have gone through.

Indeed ICT has potential for a multiplying effect due to its ability to deliver information and expertise…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 9, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme has released its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the report provides industry practitioners with insights into the important developments taking place in mobile money,…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 11, 2015 at 12:36am — No Comments

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized states in India. What drives these extraordinary numbers? Entertainment. Hey M4D – it’s time we take fun seriously.

Hindustan Unilever (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods maker, runs the Indian state…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments

6 Ways Development Organisations Can Support Kenyan Tech Startups

The GSMA writes extensively about the social and economic impact connectivity has on people’s lives. Our recentMobile Economy Sub-Saharan African report highlighted that the mobile ecosystem currently contributes 6.3 per cent to regional GDP and will generate 6.6 million jobs by 2020.

Our …


Added by Seu Yapa on June 14, 2014 at 12:58am — No Comments

How to Use Mobile Phone Network Data for Better Development

The UN Global Pulse has published ‘Mobile Phone Network Data for Development’, a primer on how analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) can provide valuable information for humanitarian and development purposes.



Added by Seu Yapa on January 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The top 10 telecom and media trends for 2013

Informa Telecoms & Media released its top ten trends for 2013. Five of their predictions relate directly to telecom service providers and the other five address the pay-TV, digital media and Over-the-Top (OTT) communications sector.

1. Wi-Fi will become a victim of its own success

There will be a shift in operator sentiment away from public Wi-Fi as it becomes evident that the growing availability…


Added by Seu Yapa on January 7, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Empowering Women through ICT

Source: Soul Beat Africa

"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."

From the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) ICT for Development (ICT4D) Series No. 4, this publication looks at recently concluded…


Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program

Kindly disseminate this announcement to other researchers and scholars who might be interested in ICT for development research.

Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICT


As many as 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to 22,000 € and specialized guidance to enable emerging scholars to carry out… Continue

Added by Munira Morshed Munni on September 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

BIID-ULAB Sign MOU on ICT for Development

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on creating and promoting knowledge on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development on August 24, 2009 at ULAB campus. Both organizations believe that ICT is an effective tool in spurring development in Bangladesh given its interactivity, growing accessibility and ability to share information… Continue

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on September 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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