Isobel Coleman

Democracy in Development

Coleman maps the intersections between political reform, economic growth, and U.S. policy in the developing world.

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Guest Post: Using Mobile Value Added Services to Break Down Business Barriers

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Fadhilah Arshad, a businesswoman, talks to a supplier as she sells cloth at her bazaar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 1, 2009 (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters). Fadhilah Arshad, a businesswoman, talks to a supplier as she sells cloth at her bazaar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 1, 2009 (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters).

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post on mobile money and cash transfers, I’m covering developments in mobile technology this week on the blog. Today, I have a guest post from Henriette Kolb, CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, who will discuss how mobile value added services designed for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets can help them grow their businesses. The Cherie Blair Foundation has made women’s access to mobile technology a focus of its work. Tomorrow, I will do a recap of a meeting I’m hosting at CFR on ways to harness mobile technology for global economic growth. Read more »