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NextBillion’s Most Popular and Most Shared Posts in the 4th Quarter of 2015
Our most influential post of the year contest starts tomorrow
‘Tis the season when we ask our readers: What was the NextBillion article that influenced you the most in 2015? We kick off our annual contest tomorrow (Dec. 23) in earnest. That’s when we will re-publish the most-viewed article of each month, starting with January’s. The full list of our most popular 12 posts will be available for you to check out again, as will a poll for you to cast your vote. Each reader may each vote up to a dozen times. (We encourage you to vote early and often). This year we will not be posting the results until after all the voting is complete (Jan. 4).
But before we start, we first must honor our most-viewed and most-shared blog posts from the months of October, November and December. For 11 months of the year, we cacluate how each post performed, on average, for a full month after publication. Because December obviously hasn’t ended yet, we determined the most-viewed post based on average traffic to the articles during the few days after publication. We also factored in how well each post did on social media to determine a winner in December.
So without further adieu, here are the most-popular and the most-shared posts for the last three months of 2015.
Most Popular Posts for October
The State of Assessment: Why the ‘assess or not’ debate continues and how we can move beyond it (Part 1 of 2) by Heather Esper, Program Manager of Impact Assessment at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI); and Yaquta Kanchwala Fatehi, Senior Research Associate for the Performance Measurement Initiative.
NexThought Monday – Applying Wall Street Ideas to NGOs in Rural India: A closer look at the first education impact bond by Rajen Makhijani, an Associate Partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors; and Sneha Iyer a consultant based out of Dalberg’s Mumbai office.
Target Market Segmentation and Education: Comparing agriculture digital payments systems by Lee H. Babcock, Managing Director of LHB Associates and Kelly Ward, Corporate Partnerships manager at KaBOOM!
Most shared posts for October
Rating Progress Toward Financial Inclusion on a Scale of 1 to 10: New FI2020 report shows both progress and challenges on the road to global financial inclusion by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion.
MOST POPULAR POSTS FOR NOVEmber
NexThought Monday: Mobile-izing Savings with Defaults in Afghanistan by Michael Callen, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative; Joshua Blumenstock, an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School; and Tarek Ghani, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The Impact of Tech: Sandhya Hegde of Khosla Impact Fund discusses how high-tech solutions can transform lives at the BoP by James Militzer, editor of NextBillion Financial Innovation
NexThought Monday: Want to Work at a Social Enterprise? Stand out with these skills by Kimberly Hendler who consults with Impact Business Leaders on recruitment and revenue generation.
MOST SHARED POSTS for November
Don’t Be a ‘Loser’: Why impact investing could benefit from Donald Trump’s playbook by Alexandra Prather, Program Lead for Unitus Seed Fund’s Speed2Seed Program
MOST POPULAR POSTS FOR December
Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment by Marcus Haymon a project manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and co-deputy of the firm’s education to employment practice; and Rachna Saxena, a senior project manager at Dalberg.
Eight Reasons to Invest in African Tech Innovation by Eran Feinstein, the founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, a global e-commerce and online payments solutions for the travel and related industries.
MOST SHARED POSTS for December
Thank you to all of our contributors in October, November and December.
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