Telecommunications can help finance Sustainable Development Goals

There are many ways in which ICTs can make the world a better place particularly for developing countries which can use technology to overcome chronic hurdles in education, health care, environmental sustainability, agricultural management and many other areas.

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Rwanda Powers up with ICTs

The Republic of Rwanda Innovates with ICT-driven Projects in Partnership with Technology Providers such as Global Voice Group.

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Reinforcing national security by leveraging the telecoms

Three ways in which Global Voice Group can help Cameroon fight against terrorism.

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Supporting Myanmar’s development through a telecom tax

How GVG’s ARMS solution can assist the government of Myanmar to collect and manage the revenue from the mobile top-up tax.

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A micro-surcharge on airtime – an attractive revenue-raising opportunity for emerging countries

At various times the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and other organisations have all pushed for innovative financing. McKinsey & Company define this as any method of financing other than foreign aid.  If developing countries implement innovative funding mechanisms based on their own resources, like micro-surcharges on telecoms, this has the potential to unlock significant amounts of revenue.

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Emerging European countries could benefit from an innovative financing programme

Recent political developments have made it evident that regulating international call termination is the responsibility of the national telecoms operators of each European Union (EU) country.

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Health budgets can be given new life with innovative financing

The innovative financing model for development facilitated by Global Voice Group (GVG) allows for the diversification of the state’s tax collection system, and for the widening of the tax base.

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European countries cannot agree on a levy on transactions

The proposed levy on financial transactions appears to be a controversial subject as the eleven European countries forming part of the debate cannot agree on this. Two countries, Slovenia and Estonia have already distanced themselves from the debate.

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How technology helps governments mobilise additional revenue

Many countries understand the increasing need for innovative financing as a means of financing development. Global Voice Group help's governments harness the potential of their telecommunciation sector by adding micro-surcharges to incoming international calls. 

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Global Voice Group wishes you a Happy New Year!

As 2015 draws to a close, we wish our clients, partners and followers a happy and restful festive season, as well as a prosperous and successful New Year.

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