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Is it time for M4D to get over the SMS hype?

No. Was that title a bit click-baity? Shame on me. At another interesting meeting, this time at The Bistro, over butternut squash/watermelon/avocado salad, our conversation fell upon the failure of SMS projects in the governance and accountability sector in Uganda. Later, I began to wonder if it is, in fact, time to quit the SMS programs given the challenges, ...

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Thy End is Near! Revisiting Sustainability and Scale in Mobiles for Development

Sometimes I stay up at night thinking, “What happens when the pilot ends?”. Where does the marketing material go? What do the end-users do? Will they trust us again next time? During a recent trip to Rwanda, I had the opportunity to meet with Erick Gaju, the national e-health coordinator within the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Erick coordinates all ehealth ...

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