Mobile phones and Commonwealth development: understanding implications of rapid diffusion

A. Jagun, R. Heeks

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Sustainable and equitable development is severely undermined when citizens do have not have access to a voice. When basic human needs are marginalised or suppressed, the resulting emergence of communal violence in the negotiation of difference and grievances stunts economic growth - sometimes for generations. Today, the exponential growth in the use and ownership of mobile phones offers renewed hope of higher economic development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • mobile phones
  • sustainable development
  • remote areas
  • technology

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