Mobile phones and development: the future in new hands?

A. Jagun, R. Heeks

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Abstract

More and more development workers tell stories of mobile surprises - not just who is using them, and where they are using them, but also how they are using them. Through mobiles, the first digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) have reached poor households and communities. In less than a generation, the majority of poor people will have access to mobile phones and services.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalInsights / id21 (Programme)
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2007

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Keywords

  • mobile phones
  • poverty
  • digital information
  • communicationtechnologies

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Mobile phones and development : the future in new hands? / Jagun, A.; Heeks, R.

In: Insights / id21 (Programme), No. 69, 30.09.2007.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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