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Ghana: Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on Government Service Delivery

A cost-effective IVR survey in Ghana revealed dissatisfaction with government services, and discrepancies from official government indicators.

Teaching “Climate‑Smart Agriculture” with Cell Phones in Tanzania

HNI is preparing to empower Tanzanian farmers with free and actionable information on “Climate‑Smart Agriculture” accessible on simple mobile phones.

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.

500 Million Dumb Phones — A Smart Place to Start

Phones that some call “dumb” can actually be quite smart. HNI’s 3-2-1 Service represents a departure from mass-media radio, TV, and billboard campaigns.

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.

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