CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Gaining market share in Africa is a very different kettle of fish. Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu's red envelope rivalry may remain limited to China for now, but a battle for access to Africa's burgeoning mobile Internet market could be on the horizon, too.
As Fairlamb explains, "Small scale farmers are responsible for producing 70 percent of the world's food, but the majority
In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.
Half of the world's population lives and works in the informal economy - not by choice, but by necessity. In the language of economists, poor families in developing countries are consumption-smoothing households and capital-consuming, self-employed entrepreneurs at the same time.
Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.
Don't be so alarmed. You will be surprised to know that some countries you are used to in Europe, etc., may actually be more
In the aftermath of the global crisis, public opinion in the North is less convinced of the merits of an inclusive financial system. How, exactly, does it help, when the reckless expansion of mortgage credit in North America just triggered the deepest recession in recent memory?
2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the banking and payments space. Here are some of the top innovations.