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Women and Mobiles
Women and Mobile a Global Opportunity

Latest Reports
UNICEF Mobiles4Dev Report 2011
WHO Mobile Health Web
Mobiles4Dev Case Studies
Mobilizing Development – Front Cover and Executive Summary
Mobilizing Development – Chapters 1 and 2
Mobilizing Development – Chapters 3 and 4
Mobilizing Development – Chapters 5, 6 and 7

– P Holt (2010) Mobile technologies for Social Transformation
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– J Wills, M Parker, G Wills (2009). Social and Community Informatics and Social Theories of Networks. Technical Report. University of Southampton. Wealthy Mind Publishers ISBN: 978-0-620-44679-2

– Parker, M., Wills, G. and Wills, J. (2008) Community in Tension (CiT). Technical Report ECSTR-LSL08-002, ECS, University of Southampton. ISBN:978-0-620-42256-7

– Parker, M., Wills, J. and Wills, G. (2010) Reconstructed Living Lab: Supporting drug users and families though co-operative counselling using mobile phone technology. South African Journal of Family Practice, 52 (3). pp. 254-258. ISSN 1726-426X

– Parker, M. and Wills, G. (2009) Improving the knowledge exchange landscape in the Cape Flats, a developing community in South Africa. South African Journal of Information Management, 11 (3). ISSN 1560-683X

– W Nitsckie, M Parker (2009). “A Community Driven ICT Development Approach to Empower a Community in Tension (CiT)”. 3rd IDIA Conference. Kruger National Park, RSA

Strategy and Policy Documents

Fighting Poverty Through Enterprise – by Dr Kim Tan and Lord Brian Griffiths. A new book providing invaluable information on the case for Social Venture Capital.
Fighting Poverty Through Enterprise

Enterprise against poverty: The case for Social Venture Capitalism – by Dr Kim Tan and Lord Brian Griffiths. A perspective on social transformation from our Board members.
Enterprise against poverty: The case for Social Venture Capitalism

UN Millennium Development Goals Report The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world’s main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments in September 2000.
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Global Monitoring Report on Millennium Development Goals:
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UNDP’s Human Development Indicators – The Human Development Report takes stock of human development, including progress towards the MDGs. Looking beyond statistics, it highlights the human costs of missed targets and broken promises. Extreme inequality between countries and within countries is identified as one of the main barriers to human development—and as a powerful brake on accelerated progress towards the MDGs.
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The Blended Value Map: tracking the Intersects and Opportunities of Economic, Social and Environmental Value Creation – by Jed Emerson and Sheila Bonini — The Blended Value Proposition states is that all organizations, whether for-profit or not, create value that consists of economic, social and environmental value components—and that investors (whether market-rate, charitable or some mix of the two) simultaneously generate all three forms of value through providing capital to organizations.
The Blended Value Map: tracking the Intersects and Opportunities of Economic, Social and Environmental Value Creation

Business Development Resources

Mastering the Machine Revisited – is about the connection between poverty, aid and technology. It is about a search driven today by greater extreme power than has ever been known, and by a realisation that the technologies applied to the problem have severe limitations.

How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas – by David Bornstein — This book profiles nine champions of social change who have developed innovative ways to address social needs in places as diverse as India, Brazil and inner-city America.

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time – by Jeffrey Sachs — Celebrated economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. The goal is to help these people reach the first rung on the “ladder of economic development” so they can rise above mere subsistence level and achieve some control over their economic futures and their lives.

Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development – by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton — Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of a New York Times bestselling book, Joseph E. Stiglitz joins with fellow economist Andrew Charlton to offer a challenging and controversial argument about how globalization can actually help Third World countries to develop and prosper. In this book, Stiglitz and Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today–how can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade?

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty – by Muhammad Yunus — This is an inspiring memoir of the birth of microcredit, written in a conversational tone that makes it both moving and enjoyable to read. The Grameen Bank is now a $2.5 billion banking enterprise in Bangladesh, while the microcredit model has spread to over 50 countries worldwide.

Guide to Rural Economic and Enterprise Development – edited by GTZ — This approach aims at diversification and innovation of the rural economy, increasing its market orientation, and fostering value addition to rural products.
Guide to Rural Economic and Enterprise Development

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits – by C. K. Prahalad — In this book, Prahalad challenges readers to re-evaluate their pre-conceived notions about the commercial opportunities in serving impoverished communities, and recognize the immense entrepreneurial capabilities and buying power of the world’s poorest people.

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