Story Thumbnail

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Integrating NCDs Into Post-2015 Agenda: A shared value approach to addressing non-communicable diseases in Africa

By Mark Mallon

Non-communicable diseases account for two out of three deaths and half of all disability worldwide, with cardiovascular disease specifically killing more Africans over age 30 than any other condition. Despite this growing threat, the resources devoted to curbing NCDs are woefully insufficient to the challenge.

Story Thumbnail

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Export, Learn … Profit: A new randomized evaluation reveals emerging market businesses that export have the advantage

By Ariela Alpert and Sarah Craig — IPA

Export promotion programs work under the assumption that the experience of exporting helps firms learn new skills and techniques and thereby become more productive. However, until now, no research determined whether exporting actually causes businesses to improve. Innovations for Poverty Action helped conduct the first randomized controlled trial investigating whether firms actually learn through exporting. 

Story Thumbnail

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Central Bankers Shouldn't Fret Over Mobile Money: Research says it doesn't cause inflation, and could be benefiical in monetary policy

By Jake Kendall

Research conducted by the University of Oxford for the Gates Foundation shows that the growth of mobile money will be neutral or (if anything) beneficial to the conduct of well-designed monetary policy. The authors believe this will be "a solid new brick in our fact base around digital financial services."

Story Thumbnail

Monday, June 29, 2015

NexThought Monday – Three Winning Conditions to Enable Mobile Money Interoperability

By Amitabh Saxena and Selma Ribica

Interest is growing in the topic of “interoperability” in mobile money and its potential impact for the nascent sector. A handful of deployments, such as in Indonesia and more recently in Tanzania, have garnered attention. Amitabh Saxena, who led mobile money at MasterCard in Latin America, and Selma Ribica, who leads interoperability strategy at Vodafone’s global M-Pesa team, provide nuance on some of the industry perspectives currently being advocated.

Story Thumbnail


Monday, May 14, 2012

Advertise on NextBillion!

Posted by The NextBillion Network

Have a professional, a fellowship, an internship or even a volunteer opportunity to fill? Advertise your openings as a Featured Job on NextBillion! Featured Job advertisements appear in our Homepage slideshow and at the top of our Career Center for 24 hours. Featured ads also will be shared on NextBillion’s social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn – reaching an audience of more than 30,000 readers.

Latest PostsLatest Posts


A Condom That Tests for STDs Just Before Sex

POSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Can a Bajaji Change a Teen Girl's Life?

POSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Can Mobile Money Improve Your Health?

POSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2015


US Operations Associate/Manager


POSTED: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Administrative Associate, Executive Office, HR and Legal Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Humanity United

POSTED: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Business Development Engineer

ORGANIZATION: Husk Power Systems

POSTED: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Technical Project Manager

ORGANIZATION: Odyssey Labs Ltd.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners

Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

For Email Marketing you can trust

Recent CommentsRecent Comments


Social MediaSocial Media

Facebook Twitter

Story Snapshot