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Information asymmetries arising in Namibia

Our data collectors in Namibia have confirmed that the operating context indicates that in large parts of some of our focus regions, English is not a spoken language. This is creating information asymmetries.

Africa's sachet economy

It appears that sachets dominate the retail industry in many parts of Africa. One of the reasons they have become popular is that they are less costly, mainly for the manufacturer, and not the consumer.

Wearing masks saves lives according to this data-driven model

Dr. Biplav Srivastava, professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina, and his team have developed a data-driven tool that helps demonstrate the effect of wearing masks on COVID-19 cases and deaths. His model utilizes a variety of data sources.

The omniscient platforms

Despite us, as individuals not liking any other person to stalk us, we somehow are comfortable with digital platforms collecting all sorts of data on us and constantly monitoring us in the background.

Things startups should know before applying for VC funding

The truth is, most of the VC funding rejections that startups get happen because the entrepreneur in question has made one or more common mistakes. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

Reliable and accessible economic data is lacking across Africa

Credible macroeconomic data and accurate information about how African countries are running their finances is key to determining business confidence and market sentiment. If governments fail to ensure that financial markets can get reliable data, the public media assume this role.