Lockscreen Advertising: Love It or Hate It, It Could Be the Answer to Unlocking Access in Africa

Save The idea for KEIPhone came to me when I moved back to the US after seven years in East Africa.  I ordered a Kindle from...

SMARTPHONES – CONNECTING WOMEN TO THE WORLD AND TO EACH OTHER

Several years ago, when I was working with CARE USA, we began a partnership with Bata Shoes in Bangladesh.  Women in remote villages were...

Advertising Revenue Can Finance Smartphones for Women in Africa

Facebook, Google, Twitter: these are all free social media platforms that use an advertising revenue model. Social media advertising is...

Bridging the Digital Gender Gap with Free Smartphones

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of an inclusive digital economy, underpinned by universal access to fast, reliable...

The Economic Impact of Mobile Phone Ownership

Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Tanzania The study looks at causal impact of reducing the mobile gender gap. Leveraging one...

Answering the call: improving women’s access to cell phones in India must address cultural norms and

Economic barriers and cultural beliefs restrict women’s ownership and usage of phones, but cultural beliefs are malleable. ...