Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mobile money and medical records: The importance of security

An often-overlooked facet of technology for development is the need for robust security measures. While many consider service delivery to the rural and urban poor ‘under the radar’ of potential attackers, everything from mobile money (GCASH, M-PESA) to pharmaceuticals, to … Continue reading

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Research Partnership Empowering Ghanaian Farmers

At CTED, we often find ourselves faced with the question of how to use mobile phones and other technologies to improve economic development. With mobile phones reaching an estimated 80% penetration in Ghana by 2010, earlier this year we decided … Continue reading

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India Tries to Connect Poor to Growth by Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes

The New York Times recently published an article on what will become the world’s largest biometric database – made in India. Hundreds of Indians are volunteering to have their fingerprints and irises scanned and their names, birth year and address … Continue reading

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