Can Foreign Aid End Poverty?

The UK Government recently launched a new scheme aimed at improving the lives of individuals in developing countries who work for suppliers operating in the global supply chain. The program, Trade in Global Value Chains Initiative, uses UK government aid money to...

Meeting the challenge of diversity in tech

The technology industry has a problem. It’s not a new one but one that the importance of which only grows and expands. This problem is that of diversity in the tech industry. The tech world is not diverse. The computer industry in particular is a disappointing...

Using Voice for Mobile Development

At engageSPARK, we are strong proponents of using Voice for Mobile and ICT Development projects, so it’s great to see large organizations such as the GSMA putting their support behind Voice as a mobile development service method. GSMA focuses on voice in its article,...

Can You SMS in Your Native Language?

You work at an international NGO in Kenya that focuses on agriculture. You go out into the field and meet with poor smallholder farmers from whom you’ve gathered 20,000 mobile phone numbers. These farmers all happen to be literate, so you’ve decided to engage with...