Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
A start-up microinsurer in Sweden has figured out how to sell insurance products to the very poor: Bundle it with their mobile-phone package.
Pak Haji Muhyi lost an entire rice harvest to poor seeds from an unscrupulous supplier. Using his cell phone and a network of agriculture experts, he's confident that will be the last harvest he loses to bad information.
In an emergency, getting cash to victims as quickly as possible is key to rebuilding the local economy. A new report helps aid organizations avoid common pitfalls and design smart programs using new tech.
Happy New Year! The world is now populated by more mobile devices than people, according to an extra long infographic posted on the Digital Buzz Blog.
India is probably the most exciting market for mobile money in the world. When India takes off, it will eclipse anything we’ve done in Kenya.
Simple technology is quelling violent conflict in poor countries, and helping people make money as a result.
In just over four years, 9 million Ugandans have jumped aboard the mobile money bandwagon-- buying, selling and saving with their mobile devices.
Health care organizations say they can save lives by providing maternal health services via mobile phones, but they have to close the gender gap on mobile technology first.
Africa is showing the world how mobile money can help build economies.
A nonprofit startup is trying to stop the pervasive harassment of women in Egypt using a revolutionary tool--the Internet.
Will extending Internet access to the world's poorest solve all social problems? Yunus and Zuckerberg think so.
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