Category Archives: Financial Services

CTED Conference: How safe is mobile money?

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below guest blogger Elizabeth Dickinson‘s post on the second Mobile Money … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Financial Services, Mobile Phone Applications | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CTED Conference: Mobile Banking Revolutionizes Financial Inclusion

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below guest blogger Elizabeth Dickinson‘s post on the Mobile Money Panel: … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Financial Services, Mobile Phone Applications | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Registration Open – Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions

Registration for CTED’s 2nd Annual Conference, Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions, is now open! The  interdisciplinary conference at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi,  will have panels on Mobile Money, Energy, Food Security, Education and Healthcare, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Energy, Financial Services, Food Security, In the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bringing the ATM to the village

In September, the New York Times ran an interesting piece about a new effort to expand access to financial tools in rural areas. Roving tellers essentially act as an ATM for rural populations, bringing with them the ability to deposit … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Services | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Importance of Plantains and Batteries: Working on an RCT in the field

Alex Coutts is a CTED graduate student researching economics in the developing world. He spent this past summer interning in Uganda working with on an RCT. Here are his experiences while working out in the field: This previous summer I … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Financial Services, Food Security | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mobile Phones – The Future of Banking

Say you need to run to the corner store to purchase some sugar. What do you grab to take with you – your keys, your wallet, your phone? What if you no longer needed your wallet and everything you had … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Financial Services, Mobile Phone Applications | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Preventing Forgery

A new project by CTED Co-Principal Investigator, Lakshmi Subramanian, is making headway in the fight to stop forgery in developing nations. An article in this week’s New Scientist, discusses Lakshmi’s project, PaperSpeckle, which uses an Android phone and a USB … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Services, Healthcare, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment