Entries by Caribou Digital

Opportunity for fintech entrepreneurs — up to $100k and 6 months support for your idea

Announcing a great opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in launching a developing world fintech startup! Join Caribou Digital’s DFS Lab team for a 1-week bootcamp in Dar es Salaam with top experts and win 6-months support for your concept. Here is the formal announcement and application portal: We are the DFS Lab. We strive to create innovations that bring households […]

New Research – Digital Identity in Emerging Markets

Download our Digital Identity in Emerging Markets report now. Identity has long been a topic that has intrigued us here at Caribou Digital. It sits at the centre of transactional behaviour, essential for financial, property, health and educational services, and it is hub around which we create our on-line identities within social media platforms. Most […]

New Team Members, New Projects

It’s been a while since I wrote an update on our team and projects, mainly because we’ve been very busy.  So this is a quick post to make amends, and welcome on board some new members of the Caribou Digital family. We have three research reports that should all see the light of day in […]

Winners and Losers in the Global App Economy

Download our Winners & Losers in the Global App Economy report now Today the global app economy is a good bellwether for the overall digital economy. As a platform it’s enabled the rapid scaling of many services, and the ubiquity of the mobile phones that apps run on have lead to an enormous outpouring of […]

Our Work 5 – Unpacking and Representing: Digital Days

Continuing the month of posts about our work, Emrys Schoemaker discusses below how we developed the concept of the Digital Day in our recent research with The MasterCard Foundation – Digital Lives in Ghana, Kenya & Uganda. As part of conducting the research for Digital Lives in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana we wanted to find […]

Our Work 4 – Expert Opinions on the new Internet Access market

In the course of the Digital Lives in Ghana, Kenya & Uganda project, we had the opportunity to talk to leading researchers, practitioners, and innovators in the Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D) community. The 26 expert interviews allowed us to (re) consider the dynamic digital landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa from a variety of perspectives. […]

After Access

We’re incredibly lucky to have Jonathan Donner as our Senior Director of Research. Not only is he one of the leading ICT4D researchers globally, but he’s an erudite and valuable leader for our research portfolio. (He’s also a lot of fun to work with. Anyone who carries their long-board with them from Cape Town, just […]

Our Work 3 – Digital Lives in Ghana Kenya and Uganda

Download our Digital Lives in Ghana, Kenya & Uganda report now For most of this year we’ve worked in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to develop a new research report on the digital lives of low-income people in three countries – Ghana, Kenya & Uganda.  This has been a mix of primary focus group research and […]