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This Land is Not for Sale: Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure in Tanzania

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In East Africa it is more common to see land marked as “not for sale,” rather than “for sale.” People put up these signs because it’s the main way for them to safeguard their property without formal land rights. If landowners don’t have proof of their property rights, they could fall victim to bad land transfers or even land grabbing.…

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What’s the “poison pill” that prevents pilots from going to scale?

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What’s the “poison pill” that prevents pilots from going to scale? According to scaling expert Larry Cooley, it’s complexity. We’ve been thinking a lot about how to reduce complexity in order to achieve scale. In fact, “How do we reduce cost and complexity?” is key design question #4 that we explore in our Designing for Scale lab in the accelerator.…

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What We’re Learning: What’s our Value Proposition?

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As we work through our Design for Scale lab, we’re tackling five key design questions – starting with question #1: What’s the value proposition of our innovation? Very simply, the value proposition of your innovation is the benefit your solution provides combined with why it’s better than anything else that exists! The tricky part about value proposition is that it’s…

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