Great advances in mobile telephony and internet access seem to promise a revolution in development. But Chris Kreutz on the crisscrossed blog reminds us just how big the constraints are. Among…

Ryan Hahn |

In light of the global economic crisis, the World Bank announced today that its investments in safety nets and other social protection programs in health and education are projected to triple to $…

If access to savings accounts helps the poor manage risk better, the answer may very well be "yes". A new working paper on Transactional sex as a response to risk in western Kenya …

Ryan Hahn |

Waiting for the bus and have nothing better to do than play around with your phone? Games are no longer the only options - now you can volunteer.

Giulio Quaggiotto |

Zain has announced the roll-out of Zap, an initiative to bring mobile banking to millions in Africa. It looks like Safaricom will now have some serious competition. AllAfrica.com has the details:…

Ryan Hahn |