Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa: Togo country report
Togo has ambitious plans to embrace digitization as a lever to modernize the economy and society. To this effect, it has created innovation centers to support the startup industry and provide an environment that allows innovation and research and development. The World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 Report has rated Togo as Africa’s best reformer in 2019.
The blog highlights the road ahead for the Indian government’s new program—One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). The objective of the program is to build upon the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) with a focus on beneficiary-centric reforms.
What it takes to feed two-thirds of India’s population
This blog highlights the complexity of the public distribution system and discusses the major operational challenges faced with respect to the back end supply chain for in-kind benefits. It also highlights the digitization efforts so far, reasons for gaps in implementation and what the focus should be for a choice-based model, which we believe is the future of food subsidy delivery.
The rise of gig economy and how its shaping the employment space in Africa
Olivia Obiero Nganga in a studio interview with K24 TV discussing how the gig economy has the potential to decrease unemployment rates amongst youth, through providing an avenue to meaningful engagement with the formal economy.
Digital Governance: Is Krishna a Glimpse of the Future?
The state of Andhra Pradesh is recognized as a leader in using technology to improve the delivery of public services, programs and subsidies. Many of its innovations were piloted in Krishna District, which has been visited by development agencies and delegations from many countries.