Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Economics of Poverty

Money and how to make it, spend it and save it are decisions faced by everyone in the world. Yet, for the world’s poorest people, the very challenging financial and economic circumstances they face is a constant source of stress … Continue reading

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India falling behind other BRIC countries in digital access

A new report, the Digital Inclusion Index, rated countries’ efforts to expand digital access in the developed and developing world. The report noted the challenges facing India especially, as one of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), where … Continue reading

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Making it a part of everyday life: ICT in the UAE

 ICT in Abu Dhabi was the focus of remarks by the UAE’s Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Mahmoud, at Abu Dhabi’s pavilion at Hannover MESSE 2011 on April 5th. The Ambassador spoke of the importance of ICT in developing … Continue reading

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Solar Pyramids

Earlier this year, the Land Art Generator Initiative announced Lunar Cubit as the winner of its first annual design challenge. The plans for the winning project entail the covering of the large pyramids outside of Masdar City (Abu Dhabi) in … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Mobile Phone Applications for Development

This is the third edition of the CTED Crash Course, a regular feature which shares some essential background information that will help explain what we do here at the intersection of innovative technology and economic development. We hope to shed … Continue reading

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Bringing NYU to Abu Dhabi

The New York Times published a great in-depth profile on NYU Abu Dhabi and its students today in its Education Life section. Check it out…

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Mobile Phone for Agriculture and Insurance in Africa

Here’s another thorough overview of how mobile phones are playing a vital role in agriculture and trade in Africa. Beyond Esoko in Ghana, several other organizations and companies are using mobile technology to improve access to information about crops and … Continue reading

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