With an SMS message on a mobile phone, a Kenyan school teacher is able to deposit money into her account. A Syrian refugee looks into an electronic box that scans his eye so he can pay for food items. A health worker monitors new alerts on her dashboard. All around the globe, people in developing countries are interacting with technologies in new and innovative ways.
Technology has become a crucial ally in international development. It has proven to add value in efforts to improve disaster and humanitarian response in challenging contexts. It has also been useful in increasing access to financial services and reducing bank transfer costs. There are many other applications of technology in international development and we’ll discuss a few noteworthy use cases in this roundup.Read More