Category: Mobile for Development

Do Mobile Phones Make People Happier?

February 15, 2018 | Mobile for Development | Global | Julia Burchell

This blog was co-authored by Steve Crabtree, Senior Editor and Reseach Analyst for Gallup and Julia Burchell, Senior Manager for Mobile for Development. Mobile phones have become so ...
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Coding in Karachi: Highlights from the Mobile Money Hackathon

October 31, 2017 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Pakistan | Mia Ryan

Pakistan has seen diverse innovation in digital financial services in recent years among start-ups and established organisations alike, coupled by concerted collaboration between government ...
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Coding, collaboration and competition: The 2017 Mobile Money Hackathon in Dar es Salaam

July 27, 2017 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Mia Ryan

Over the first weekend of July, 15 teams from across East and West Africa came together in Dar es Salaam to participate in the Mobile Money Hackathon, hosted in conjunction with Airtel ...
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Cheaper international money transfer at our fingertips (or eyeballs)

July 21, 2017 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Guest Blogger

This is a guest blog written by Sarah Hugo, Senior Project Manager at DMA, and was originally published on The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the ...
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The Mobile Money Hackathon returns to Dar es Salaam

July 5, 2017 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Global | Sub-Saharan Africa | Global | Tanzania | Gunnar Camner

Building on the success of the first Mobile Money hackathon held last year, the Mobile Money team is delighted to be hosting a second hackathon in Dar es Salaam on Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 ...
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