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Jonathan Donner

As Senior Director of Research at Caribou Digital, I am a researcher, author, and consultant focused on advancing digital inclusion in the developing world.

My projects often  combine (quantitative) market and business models research with (qualitative) applied ethnographic methods. I like to hang out with the ICTD/ICT4D “Information Technology for Development“.community, and with folks who study mobile phones.  

Previously, I was a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research in Bangalore, India, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a consultant with the Monitor Group and its spin-off, the OTF Group.

I have a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Communication Theory and Research.

You can reach me at and/or follow me as @jcdonner on Twitter. I live along the marathon route, just outside of Boston, MA, USA.