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Self Help Group bank linkage: through the responsible finance lens

The self-help group (SHG) program began as a women’s empowerment initiative in the 1980’s and added a significant component in 1992, when it linked a small number of SHGs with banks. The objective of this report is to review the group dynamics in terms of financial transactions, decision making, cohesiveness, transparency and acceptance towards technology and new policy.

Time for a Donor Funding Charter?

Innovation isn’t about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. It is a long term business development strategy
Lucy Gower

Envisioning Ushahidi v3!

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve rolled out four beta releases, and held different community discussions around what Ushahidi v3 looks like and infrastructural changes within the platform.

Mapping for Niger Turns One, Community Reflects

The original post post was published on the Mapping for Niger website. It is republished here with the team's permission. Mapping for Niger is a Rising voices project.

ICTs, public access and the African Internet Governance Forum

MONTREAL
1 August 2014
(ET for APCNews)

APC’s Emilar Gandhi recently returned from the African Internet Govern

Community-Based Education Programs in Africa: Faculty Experience within the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Network

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Damen Haile Mariam, Atiene Solomon Sagay, Wilfred Arubaku, Rebecca J. Bailey, Rhona K. Baingana, Aluonzi Burani, Ian D. Couper, Christopher B.

Bad practices in mobile learning

something doesn't seem quite right with this particular implementation ...

something doesn't seem quite right

Can Open Data boost economic growth and prosperity?

What interventions are needed by governments - and by the World Bank - to stimulate and support the realization of the economic ben

Impact of EKO’s SimpliBank on the saving behaviour and practices of low income customers: the Indian experience

India has the second largest financially excluded poor in the world, yet given the rising mobile phone usage in the country, m-banking has a great potential for reaching unbanked population. In this respect, EKO mobile banking is an early mover in offering basic saving account to the poor in partnership with the State Bank of India on a low cost banking platform.

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