Check out what TechChange alumna, Tessa Ruddy, learned about FirstAccess, an SMS-based loan assessment tool in her recent Mobiles for International Development course. This technology has the potential to give the 2.5 billion adults without a formal bank account an instant credit history.



Nick received a certificate of distinction at the 2014 SID-Washington Annual Conference, “Delivering Results in a Changing World,” on May 20th, in Washington, DC. Thanks to the team at SID-Washington for organizing the award and event. Please join us in congratulating Nick!



Basic mapping software can actually be quite accessible, even with very little technical training. Check out how Sairah Yusuf created this map of the countries and locations of participants of an international training camp held by Generations For Peace (GFP) in November 2013 (Amman Camp 2013).



What are three best practices for implementing mobile programs for social change in developing countries? Here are some of the key insights Text to Change has learned since 2008 for best practices for Mobiles for International Development.



We’re excited to have one of our top viewed TechChange animated videos featured in The Guardian! Check out our “Why Is It So Hard to Try Something New in ICT4D?” video created by TechChange animator, Pablo Leon, and narrated by Laura Walker Hudson of FrontlineSMS.

To view the video in The Guardian’s Impact and Effectiveness Hub, click here. …



Is it possible to be an entrepreneur AND work for a large organization? Intrapreneurship, defined as entrepreneurial behavior within an established bureaucratic organization, is offering new graduates, young professionals and those working in the international development field a new way to drive innovation and increase social returns on investment in their work.



Interested in learning about Mobile Phones for International Development? Early bird registration for our next class ends on February 25, 2013! Apply Now.

Last week, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) published an article by Linda Raftree and TechChange Founder Nick Martin about challenges we saw upcoming in this field around mobile education (What’s Holding Back Mobile …



How many people have had the experience of telling people you are studying ICTD or working in the field of ICTD to watch their eyes glaze over. How do you explain ICTD to a friend in the grocery line, your grandmother at a family reunion, or your father who thinks technology is ruining young people?