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FIELD Brief No. 20: Applying Mobile Technology to Improve Business Models in Tanzania and Zambia

May 2013 — This brief shows how mobile technology can improve business processes and supply chain management to reach more people and increase development outcomes. The topics covered illustrate the lessons learned through the application of technology to business models in two Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) initiatives: mobile vouchers for agriculture in Zambia and mobile vouchers for bed-net distribution in Tanzania. Both efforts demonstrate how supporting private-sector partners to leverage mobile technology can create sustainable business models and products that reach low-income individuals.

This brief is part of the FIELD-Support Knowledge Series. More information on the series can be found here: http://kdid.org/projects/field-support