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OTC and Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions?

In this post, we summarize recent research conducted by InterMedia and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that gives us a preliminary picture of how OTC usage may differ across regions, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Harnessing Food Systems to Improve Nutrition

Healthy food for a healthy world. That’s the theme of the Chicago Council’s 2015 Global Food Security Symposium. This year’s symposium comes at a crucial time, as world leaders prepare to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a framework to guide global health and development policies for the next generation.

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OTC and Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions?

In this post, we summarize recent research conducted by InterMedia and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that gives us a preliminary picture of how OTC usage may differ across regions, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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How Good Coffee Becomes Good Business for African Farmers

Around the world, more than 4 million smallholder coffee-farming families live below the poverty line. Without access to technical knowledge, professional processing and milling services, reliable markets or working capital, these farming families are forced to sell their coffee at low prices.

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Four things that surprised us about using mobile money for school fee payments

BRAC's Social Innovation Lab shares four things that surprised them about introducing a new digital payment mechanism in one school in Dhaka, Bangladesh last November.

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Two Challenges to Help Two Billion Reach Financial Security

Last fall, through Grand Challenges Exploration (GCE), we solicited applications from organizations large and small, calling for novel ways to promote universal acceptance of mobile payment systems among merchants who sell goods to the world’s poor. We want to continue exploring this challenge—and expand with a new call to action—for our second round of applications, launching today.

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