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 […]
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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 […]
As more of a tease, we’ve updated our project page to list everything we’ve been working on this year. It’s been busy, with lots of exciting stuff we’ll be publishing in the coming months. We’ll link to the first of these research reports next week.
We’re going to start posting a few notes on the work we’ve been doing this year, and the work we’re starting to do for next year. We’re very pleased to have won a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge award to prototype an app to build out our knowledge of the digital lives of […]
We’re lucky enough to have friends at Barton Manor on the Isle of Wight, and just spent a fantastic week there reviewing our current projects, preparing for upcoming ones, welcoming new members of the team, and generally spending quality time together with the team and our families. We’ll post more about the projects over the […]
Next week we’re very honoured to be at the Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty for the third time. The meeting in Aspen is a great group of international development experts, and the discussion both around the table and around the campus afterwards is always excellent. More importantly, this year the topic of discussion is […]
We were excited to be a part of the program at The Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2015) in Singapore. Jonathan Donner, Charlotte Smart, and David Taverner from Caribou Digital participated in four days of sessions, demos, papers, notes, and ideas exchange, as well as some wonderful gatherings and cultural […]
(This post is by Bryan Pon – who is leading Caribou Digital’s research into the power structures in global app stores and platforms.) The recent move by Facebook to open the Internet.org service to “any developers” has stirred a new wave of debate and criticism about the initiative. This new move is largely a response […]
Last week we were in Chicago at the annual AAG conference participating in an excellent session of talks on “Geographies of Production in Digital Economies of Low-Income Countries.” There were great presentations and conversations around the potential (and today’s empirical reality) of digital work in emerging markets, especially around micro work, mobile apps and internet, […]
Yesterday we spoke in Washington on a panel on Big Data as part of the World Bank Spring Meetings. The video of the panel is here. Today, one red-eye flight later, I’m in Oxford to join the team at the launch of our Platform for Investment in Inclusive Digital Economies in Africa – come along […]