Research for Global Development

Case Studies


Tracking Mobile Money Use and Agent Performance in Tanzania

Countries: Tanzania Challenge Global interest in delivering financial services over mobile devices has exploded since the launch in 2007 of the pioneering M-PESA money transfer platform in Kenya.  There is still much to learn about the financial needs of the world’s poor and the best ways to meet them. Through innovative ground-level research in Africa, …

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Peace Through Development

Countries: Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso Challenge Parts of West Africa are increasingly challenged by poverty and an escalation in violent voices. To address this, USAID’s Peace Through Development (PDEV) is a community-focused initiative engaging young people in livelihood, vocational and media related activities that promote social cohesion, strengthen moderate voices and engage, and empower communities …

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Understanding Youth Audiences in the Developing World

Countries: Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, China Challenge With a youth bulge happening in many developing countries, understanding young people is becoming increasingly important to our clients. Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), an international broadcaster, approached InterMedia to help inform their strategic shift in focus. The client wanted to conduct qualitative research with young people in China, Mexico, …

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News on Mobile

Countries:  Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Russia Challenge In 2011, Deutsche Welle contracted InterMedia to help understand the mobile news content distribution sector in five key markets – Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India and Russia. Approach Extensive desk research and telephone interviews were conducted with key informants, including national and international broadcasters, content aggregators, content providers, and …

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Inside Story Evaluation for Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership

Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia Challenge The Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) has created a feature-length film using a creative approach that combines a fictional dramatic story with non-fiction, animated sequences that demystify HIV inside the human body. Inside Story: the Science of AIDS is designed to reach and engage a broad audience, mainly in …

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