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Why VAS Vendors Are Key to M4D Solutions

The “How to Work with VAS Vendors for M4D Impact?”, Technology Salon featured a lively discussion with Vijay Sai Pratap, Julia Burchell, and Kristen Roggemann. We focused on value-added service (VAS) vendors, the third-party organizations who create, integrate, launch, and maintain mobile services outside of ‘core’ Mobile Network Operator services: voice, SMS, and data. Participants...

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar

As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation and limited resources.

Tablets in education

 the cure for what ails education?

tablets: the cure for

Courage to Change Child and Youth Lives

“My dream has always been to work with children,” said Siphiwe Sikhasa, between games at the soccer field at the Safe Park in Grabouw, South Africa.Just 45 minutes outside of cosmopolitan Cape Town, the small town with dirt roads looks like

Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

Last week’s high-level talks about human resources for health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in the Addis Ababa Call to Action on financing the health workforce, sig

A Walk through Maternal Health Care in Rural India with mSakhi

The two-room health center in Jhansi District has two beds, a chair, and a table.

Delivering Privilege via

I had the privilege (no pun intended) of participating in the Art-a-Hack program via ThoughtWorks this past couple of months. Art-a-Hack is a creative space for artists and hackers to get together for 4 Mondays in June and work together on projects that involve art, tech and hacking.

Of Ushahidi Training Days: Milan Recap

Ushahidi’s tools are only as effective as the individuals and organizations that put them to work changing the way information flows to achieve their own goals.

Gazing into development’s crystal ball

It’s a sector that famously likes to look and plan ahead. So what does the development professional of today think it takes to be a professional development worker of tomorrow?

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