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Madagascar Survey: 20% of adults don’t understand taxes; 36% have never paid

Survey data gathered by HNI’s Mobile to Mobile Survey call center revealed that nearly one in five Malagasy adults don’t understand what taxes are or why the government collects them. Among the most poor surveyed, more than one third did not know.

Universal Lessons in Democracy via Cell Phones in Ghana

Politics is not a game of insults, it is about ideas. We must accommodate different opinions and not allow partisan politics to destroy families and relationships. That could well be a commentary on the American general election this year, but it’s not. It is one of 15 new public service messages available in Ghana in six languages. On December 7 Ghanaians will elect a President and Members of Parliament. HNI and Vodafone Ghana Foundation have launched an “elections” topic on“READ MORE”

How HNI became SMS Skeptics

By relying on text-based channels (print, SMS, USSD) purveyors of Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns fall short of effectively reaching their intended audiences.

The Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

Do literacy levels pose a serious limitation to SMS-based communication campaigns?

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

We interviewed some Malawian farmers to test their experiences accessing market prices by phone on the 3-2-1 Service against some contrarian information published on ICT Works.

Smartphones and smart ladies: informed decision making in Madagascar

Marie Stopes Madagascar provides a health care worker with a smartphone and DataWinners to help her spend her time where it’s needed most.

Cyclones and Cell Phones

Madagascar’s National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) used our DataWinners platform to modernize its post-disaster data collection infrastructure.

‘Transportation Colonialism’ and Inequality

I could easily believe that this content is about any major American city — today — not Nairobi in 1989.

Two-Thirds in the Ebola Hot Zone Already Have this Medical Information Device

On-demand messaging will make this important public service information on Ebola freely available to the populations most in need.

Free On-Demand Gender Empowerment Mobile Messages Launched by HNI and Airtel Madagascar

Airtel Madagascar and HNI officially launched the new Gender topic on the 3-2-1 Service with more than 100 messages on gender empowerment.

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