These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.
This African Smart Card Helps Catch Disease Outbreaks
“Facebook has noticed something that other companies would do well to heed: The biggest opportunity right now isn't in smartphones, where users are bombarded by the fruits of an ever-more-competitive market for apps and mobile services. Rather, the big play for some companies, especially any that wish to expand into emerging markets, is on the "dumbphones" — aka non-smartphones or, in industry parlance, feature phones — that most people in rich countries have now left behind.
The New England Journal of Medicine
“The message is clear: local communities, citizens and even institutions at times, are demanding that public services are free from corruption and respond to real needs that people have on their way to improving their livelihoods.
- How can we ensure the efficient use of public resources?
- What are the ways of approaching bureaucratic institutions?
How can we promote transparency and accountability in inflexible governments and public administrations?” READ MORE