Learning Platform Design for Young African Scholars

Client: Arizona State University/Master Card Foundation. Problem: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, which prepares next-generation leaders in Africa, needed a digital platform linking and encouraging lifelong learning among more than 15,000 scholars. Solution: Arizona State University and the Master Card Foundation tapped Moonshot Global’s Africa experience and expertise in user-centered design and strategy to lead… [Learn more]

Development of Partnership to Evaluate Digital Innovations in Education

Client: DAI/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Problem: Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are considered a potentially powerful educational resource to improve educational quality. To justify and wisely invest money to advance ICT use in education in developing countries, more evidence is needed linking ICT-enabled approaches and better education outcomes. Solution: Through DAI’s support contract… [Learn more]

Facilitating Access to Credit for the Bottom of the Pyramid

Client: Pivot Access/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Problem: About half of Rwanda’s population is “unbanked” and lacks the ability to gain access to credit to borrow money. An unbanked consumer relies on cash and barter and does not use a bank or similar financial institution. Solution: With Rwandan IT partner Pivot Access, Moonshot Global wrote… [Learn more]

Co-creating and Operationalization of Knowledge Management Strategy in Rwanda

Client: DAI/Rwandan National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS). Problem: The NCBS, a government institution mandated to develop capacity in the public and private sectors in Rwanda, needed an organizational knowledge management (KM) strategy to create, share, use, and manage its knowledge and information. Solution: As a subcontractor to DAI, Moonshot Global worked with NCBS to co-created… [Learn more]

Grand Challenge for Development Investigative Studies Design

Client: DAI/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Problem: Launched in 2011 by USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is an on-going series of competitions to source scalable solutions to improve literacy skills of early grade learners in developing countries. A foundational part of the Challenge’s monitoring,… [Learn more]

Delivery of Technical Assistance to Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grantees

Client: The Kaizen Company/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Problem: Launched in 2013 by USAID, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Government of South Africa, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SWFF is an on-going series of competitions that leverages science and technology to create and apply scalable… [Learn more]

Mobile-enabled Tax Payment in Rwanda

For the International Finance Corporation’s Investment Climate Advisory Services’s ICT Team, Moonshot Global assisted the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) in the design and development of m-Declaration, a USSD mobile application that facilitates calculating and paying turnover taxes for micro and small businesses. The application, which was launched in October 2013 led to 14,000 tax declarations in last quarter… [Learn more]

Facilitating Foreign Direct Investment

Moonshot Global Principal Courtney Roberts led a BizClim project for Bey Communications, which built capacity of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) of DR Congo, Malawi, Seychelles, and Uganda to develop partnerships required to attract foreign direct investment. Partnerships are essential is in foreign direct investment facilitation. The project was carried out jointly with staff of the… [Learn more]

Guide to Mobile Data Collection

Moonshot Global Principal Courtney Roberts recently co-authored the International Finance Corporation Nuts and Bolts publication “Enabling Private Sector Feedback on Public Services through Mobile Devices Lessons from Recent International Experience.” Drawing from emerging best practices and open-source software tools for data collection, summarization, and visualization, the publication describes how mobile data collection tools can elicit information… [Learn more]

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mEducation Alliance Business Plan

As subcontractor to JBS International, a Moonshot Global team developed the business plan for 2014–2016 for the Mobiles for Education Alliance, a 20-party public–private partnership that promotes and supports innovative approaches to incorporating mobiles into global education programs. We analyzed internal stakeholder values, interests, and strategic priorities to develop deeper channels of knowledge sharing and… [Learn more]

Increased Transparency on Business Inspections in Jordan

Moonshot Global Principal Courtney Roberts led the implementation of Tawasol, an Arabic-English mobile data collection system that enables business owners to provide feedback to the government of Jordan on the quality and effectiveness of government service provided by business inspectorates. The project was implemented for the International Finance Corporation’s Investment Climate Advisory Services, with the… [Learn more]

Social Accountability for Improved Education

Moonshot Global partnered with VOTO Mobile to work with the Ministry of Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop a mobile-enabled accountability platform. The World Bank-funded project, which began in January 2016 and is ongoing, customized the ‘Allo Ecole’ platform, which provides a two-way communications channel, utilizing short message service and interactive… [Learn more]

Strategic Advisory for Community Investment

As subcontractor to SSG Advisors, Moonshot Global led a community investment strategy and analysis engagement for a U.S. technology company. We conducted a community assessment and stakeholder analysis in Chile and provided actionable recommendations on structure, focus, and expected results of the company’s community investment.