Wikiprogress Africa

This blog is written and maintained by the Wikiprogress Africa Network. This network, hosted by the OECD, aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on measuring progress and well-being in an African context.

Ce blog est administré et mis à jour par le réseau Wikiprogress Africa. Ce réseau, hébergé par l'OCDE, est une plateforme axée sur le partage de connaissances dans le domaine de la mesure du progrès et du bien-être des sociétés africaines.

mercredi 15 mai 2013

Mobile Technology’s Role in Combating Global Poverty and Enabling Entrepreneurship

Data from the World Bank show that one quarter of the world’s population live at or below the poverty line (1.25$ per day). Lack of capital to start small businesses and to save in order to invest is one of the barrier preventing the uplifiting of people out out poverty. In the same time, we note an increase in the use of mobile technology, which becomes a mean to make monetary transfers, borrow microfinance loans or establish small enterprises.

As part of its Mobile Economy Project, the Brookings Center’s Center for Technology Innovation will host a forum to investigate the means with which mobile devices could help foster entrepreneurship and small business development and other ways to uplift people out of poverty.

This event will be live webcast. Follow the conversation at #TechCTI

Wikiprogress Africa Coordinator

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