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How is technology changing the way in which organizations engage and interact with people, especially with those at the base of the pyramid in emerging markets?
Whether it is as consumers, producers, citizens or beneficiaries, people in emerging markets are defining a new form of interaction—one in which they play a central and active role.
View the InfographicAccenture-NetHope Research: The Role of Technology in Global Development
Need for markedly different approaches to engaging with people in emerging markets.
Importance of leveraging the full spectrum of technology.
Data and analytics are equally vital.
Technology can spur job creation in emerging markets.
Originally launched as a series of chapters, the research is now available in a single, consolidated report. Follow and join the conversation on twitter #techindev.
Introduction: Insights into the Role of Technology in Addressing Development ChallengesThis provides an overview of the Accenture-NetHope study and the five themes it has identified—offering a multidimensional picture of technology’s role in addressing challenges and engaging with people in the developing world.
Chapter One: The Need for Markedly Different Approaches to Engage with People in Emerging MarketsOne-size does not necessarily fit all when it comes to utilizing technology solutions in the developing world. Often, simpler, fit-for-purpose approaches are the most successful way to engage with people in emerging markets.
Chapter Two: The Importance of Leveraging the Full Spectrum of Technology in the Developing WorldMobile will continue to dominate the headlines, but utilizing the most effective technology to deliver a solution—from traditional to emerging—will be important to achieve effective development outcomes
Chapter Three: The Role of Big Data and Analytics in the Developing WorldBig data and analytics are game changers for the developing world. They can provide new insights and highlight trends to help governments, businesses and non-government organizations better understand and serve the local community.
Chapter Four: Technology can Spur Job Creation Through Enabling Employment in Three Core CategoriesTechnology enables employment in different categories; in the technology sector itself, in core emerging market industries such as agriculture and healthcare, and by enabling and supporting business growth in general.
Chapter Five: Maximizing the Potential of Technology Programs in Emerging MarketsTo drive effective and impactful development outcomes, successful technological programs that are introduced in emerging markets need the ability to be scaled and replicated. New models of partnership, investment and operations will be needed to realize the full potential of technology in these markets.
Jessica Long is a managing director with Accenture and has over 15 years of national and international experience in strategy, program delivery and technology within the corporate, government and development sectors. Jessica is on the global leadership team of Accenture Development Partnerships, a not-for-profit group within Accenture which provides business and technology services to the international development sector. She leads Accenture Development Partnerships’ suite of offerings across Program Innovation & Impact, Partnership Services and Organizational Strengthening & Enablement.
Lauren Woodman joined NetHope as the Chief Executive Officer in January, 2014. Prior to joining NetHope, Lauren led government and education programs at Microsoft for more than a decade. These public-private partnerships spanned a variety of needs, including disaster response, economic development, language accessibility, and education. Under her leadership, Microsoft’s flagship education program, Partners in Learning, resulted in $500 million in direct investment to train 12 million teachers and 230 million students in 134 countries.
William Brindley is a Special Advisor to CEOs and other C-Level executives. For the last eight years Bill served as NetHope’s first CEO. He is a veteran executive with proven multi-sector expertise leading international corporations and social enterprises. His experience includes positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Global Managing Director for financial services, technology, entertainment and social benefit organizations. Bill is an active participant in the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative as well as a frequent speaker, moderator, panelist and blogger on critical issues.
October 14, 2013
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