Grameen Foundation is teaming up with MasterCard to create mobile-based financial products for Kenya's unbanked and underbanked communities. In this first phase, Grameen Foundation will work with Jamii Bora Bank to research, test and design products that will be delivered through Jamii Bora's network.
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Grameen-Jameel's general manager, Khaled Al Ghazzawi, explains the company's role in facilitating funding for more than 2.2 million people in the Arab and how it has handled recent upheavals in the Arab World. Grameen-Jameel is a partnership between Grameen Foundation and the Abdul Latif Jameel Initiatives for Community Development.
Emily Tucker, executive director of Grameen Foundation's TaroWorksTM suite of mobile tools, calls for greater education of funders on the value of Lean technology in developing more effective solutions more quickly.
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Grameen Foundation is among a growing number of nonprofits that are using Lean techniques to create and improve their products and services. Emily Tucker, excecutive director of Grameen Foundation's TaroWorksTM suite of mobile tools, explains how this method is helping her team to create tailored products.
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Camilla Nestor, Grameen Foundation's vice president for financial services, discusses the findings of recent research on the constraints that the poor face in using and accessing mobile financial services.
Grameen Foundation's vice president for information services, Hillary Miller-Wise challenges the industry to develop mobile technology based on the actual needs of poor women.
Grameen Foundation's vice president and chief talent officer Shannon Maynard shares insights on how mid-career professionals can switch to the social sector. Free registration require to read the entire piece.
Emily Tucker, executive director of TaroWorksTM, Grameen Foundation's mobile data collection tool, discusses the value of visiting local communities and interacting with users. Organizations use TaroWorks to collect, store and analyze data in remote regions with poor internet connectivity.
Kate McElligott, Grameen Foundation's senior manager for thought leadership, explains the foundation's approach to providing information services that address the needs of poor people in Africa.
Louis Potuk of ideas 42 discusses the value of incorporating insights from behavioral economics at every stage of the design process can yield amazing results. He was part of a team that worked with Grameen Foundation and CARD Bank of the Philippines to redesign savings products for the poor.
Grameen Foundation's Anitha Moorty and David Hutchful discuss the benefits of working with national governments to build and implement large-scale health solutions
Kimberly Davies, a program officer on Grameen Foundation's financial services team, shares insights from a meeting of practitioners that explored ways to get products that have been designed for the poor to the market and into the hands of those they are meant to help.
David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for solutions and regions, discusses how data is being used to improve decision making, increase accountability and help achieve a greater impact at the Guardian's Activate New York 2013 Summit.
David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for solutions and regions, shares his predictions on key trends that will develop and/or drive ICT for development during 2014.
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Efecto Naim, a magazine program hosted by Moises Naim on NTN24, explores how Grameen Foundation and others use mobile phones to combat poverty through agriculture.