Friend and fellow Berkmanite Doc Searls is presenting his new book, The Intention Economy, at Harvard this evening. That I'm hosting the event doesn't stop me from blogging it. Doc's new book is a manifesto designed to change how we think about vendors, customers, transactions and privacy. It's also a trenchant critique of the advertising [...]
Teachers in Tanzania are absent 23 percent of the time; doctors in Senegal spend an average of 39 minutes a day seeing patients; in Chad, 99 percent of non-wage public spending in health disappears before reaching the clinics.
These and other service delivery failures have been widely documented since the 2004 World Development Report, Making Services Work for Poor People.
[allAfrica.com]Kinshasa -It begins at twilight, just as the roosters begin to crow, before the sky reclaims the overnight rain. At first there are only a few hundred - the earliest risers, the ones hoping to get ahead of the traffic, those wishing for a jump on the competition. By dawn, the steam rising from the rain-soaked ditches and potholes, the people along the Boulevard Lumumba number in the thousands.
Hello there, happy Monday So we all know that coffee runs through the veins of Ethiopians as much as blood. But what does the business aspect of coffee production look like? My guest blogger, Adiam Asfaha, explains a bit on ... Continue reading →
The killing of seven U.N. peacekeepers, eight villagers and an unspecified number of soldiers in western Ivory Coast highlights how, a year after this small West African country was plunged into a brief, bloody civil war, a violent power struggle still divides it. The attack occurred on Friday near the villages of Tai and Para [...]
iHub participated in the inaugural ICT Indaba conference held last week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The objectives of this meeting were: To bring together key stakeholders to formulate an African agenda and take advantage of expanding opportunities in the ICT sector; To introduce new technologies to enable Africa's corporations and institutions to [...]
Mobile phones are everywhere. There are now 6 billion active mobile phone connections across the world, an increasing number of which are in emerging markets. The accessibility of mobile, and particularly the power of SMS as an information management medium, offers unprecedented potential for connecting communities who have previously been hard to reach. This is [...]
In the past year, the Google team has been engaging with local developers by running various Google conferences and Google+ Hackathons, showcasing creative applications, and supporting Tech Hubs. Since we are always looking for opportunities to encourage (and challenge!) you, we are looking forward to giving developers the opportunity to take on this year's challenge, which will focus on Google Apps Script, Google Apps and Google Drive APIs.
Call for justice President of the Republic, I am writing from the Kondengui prison where I am incarcerated. First and foremost, I solemnly reiterate my innocence to the allegations against me and hope to have the opportunity to prove it...
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