Tag Archives: India

Market Information Systems – Public or Private Provision?

Recently, we came heard about a new service in Ghana, CocoaLink, which is a partnership between the World Cocoa Foundation, Ghana Cocoa Board and the Hershey Foundation (USA). From marketing to health advice, Cocoa Link provides cocoa farmers with information … Continue reading

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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

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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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Social Experiments To Fight Poverty

Here is a TED talk that J-PAL researcher and MIT professor Esther Duflo gave in 2010. Duflo shows how she uses Randomized Controlled Trials (see the blog entry of April 11) to find out which policy measures work to alleviate … Continue reading

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ICT and Climate Change

Today’s post will focus on another CTED project by Sunandan Chakraborty, who shows how technology can be used to inform farmers in rural areas of climate changes. If farmers can easily and quickly be informed of developing climate situations, the … Continue reading

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