Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile by World Bank
English | Aug. 15, 2012 | ISBN: 0821389912 | 244 Pages | PDF | 24 MB
With some six billion mobile subscriptions now in use worldwide, around three-quarters of the world's inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone. Mobiles are arguably the most ubiquitous modern technology – in some developing countries, more people have access to a mobile phone than to clean water, a bank account or even electricity. Mobile communications now offer major opportunities to advance human development – from providing basic access to education or health information to making cash payments and stimulating citizen involvement in democratic processes.