Bigger, Better Data and Resilience: Part 2

This is a guest post from Beyond Access Friend Linda Raftree. It was originally published on her blog, “Wait…What?” and it’s the second in a series of posts from Linda about data and international development. Read part one to get caught up. The series stems from discussion at the February 2014 NYC Technology Salon on...

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New Partnership with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

Beyond Access is pleased to announce a partnership with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for...

Video: Why Internet Access is Key to Improving Agriculture in Uganda

Over 87% of Uganda’s 36 million people live in rural areas and are involved in farming, according to the World Bank. Without access to information about modern farming methods and equipment, many struggle to make a living. Public libraries serve as critical information and information and communication technology (ICT) access points for people in their...

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Beyond Access at World Urban Forum in Medellin

At this year’s World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Medellin, Colombia, Beyond Access will host an event...

Boosting Women’s Economic Opportunity in Guatemala

In Guatemala, poverty most often is found in rural areas, primarily affecting women who have suffered in part from the entrenched belief that women are less productive than men. This fact has hurt the development of women and has greatly limited women’s inclusion in the labor market. According to data from the United Nations Development...

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Beyond Access Launches New Digital Inclusion Project in Peru

In recent years, the Peruvian government has begun taking important steps towards transparency, civic engagement, and...

Libraries as Champions of the Data Revolution

The “Data Revolution” is emerging as a trending topic among development practitioners. Some say data will solve the most pressing development issues. But making the data revolution a reality requires that information and data be available to all people, civil organizations, and government representatives. But this seems to be a limited — and limiting —...

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Mind the Gap: Linking People and Social Services

A recent update from the World Bank on the Philippine economy notes that the country’s poverty...

Bigger, Better Data and Resilience: What’s the Link?

This is a guest post from Beyond Access Friend Linda Raftree. It was originally published on her blog, “Wait…What?” and is the first in a series of posts from Linda about data and international development. The NYC Technology Salon on February 28th examined the connection between bigger, better data and resilience. We held morning and...

Ushering in an Era of Affordable Internet Access in Nigeria

In Nigeria, fixed broadband costs about 39 percent of average monthly income. And mobile data isn’t much cheaper — a prepaid mobile broadband user subsisting on $2 per day who wanted to use 1GB of data per month would have to spend 22 percent of their monthly income to do so. The Alliance for Affordable...

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International Women’s Day: Our Favorite Ideas for 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re rounding up our favorite ideas, resources, and blog posts on...

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10 Ways to Empower Women

This International Women’s Day, we’re thinking about ways to support women around the world as they...

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