How Mobile Money Saved Zimbabwe

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2019-01-28

EcoCash is the financial technology service of Econet Wireless, the largest mobile operator in Zimbabwe.  Launched in 2011, today the service covers close to 80% of the adult population in the country, allowing a range of financial transactions to be completed directly from a mobile phone.  Moreover, it has helped Zimbabwe to maintain a functioning market economy in spite of …

Reverse innovation: when developing countries have the answers

Author: Henrique Barbosa
Published: 2015-03-15

What used to be a sharp distinction between central and peripheral markets in the global economy has become blurred by a worldwide restructuring of sourcing and the hyper-connectivity of businesses. As a result, while innovation is still regarded by some as a phenomenon of developed countries and high-end markets, this is no longer true. Developing countries which were once seen …