This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for mobile application testing, training, and startup competitions.
infoDev publishes a new study that assesses the mobile applications sector in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has witnessed extraordinary growth in the ICT and mobile sectors, with increasing private sector investments, a growing user population in terms of devices and services and a government that actively supports and promotes the industry.
infoDev's new Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the original Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook, which targeted a U.S. audience. This international edition is written specifically for newcomers to angel investing, and highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.
infoDev is seeking a short-term consultant to assist the Mobile Innovation Program team with particular focus on activities related to market assessments of mobile innovation ecosystems in Africa, and on the unique position of women entrepreneurs in the mobile industry. Applications due: September 30, 2013
Since 2001, the ICT sector in Afghanistan has flourished, with over 12 million mobile phone users, four private mobile companies and one state-owned company in operation. In addition, private investments in telecommunications have exceeded US1.6 billion, providing a strong foundation for the development of a mobile applications economy in the country.
Watch the video of our high-level panel, "Women Entrepreneurship to Reshape the Economy through Innovation in MENA," held at the European Development Days (EDD) conference in Brussels on October 16.
Deadline: May 30, 2015, 11:59pm EST
Electronic Submissions through World Bank Group eConsultant2: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html
Selection #: 1183738
Assignment Countries: Global
infoDev / The World Bank welcomed new financial support by the governments of Norway and The Netherlands to bolster innovative growth entrepreneurs in developing economies.
The infoDev study “Building Competitive Green Industries” estimates that over the next decade $6.4 trillion will be invested to develop clean technologies in developing countries. Business incubation specialist Michael Ehst explains why 6.4 represents the key to a greener and more prosperous future for all of us.