The report Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile, the third in the IC4D series, examines the uses of mobile technology in sectors such as health, banking, agribusiness, and government. Given the widespread availability of mobile phones throughout the developing world, the report shifts focus from availability of services to content being distributed.
Summary of key data in the IC4D 2012 report
Mobile phones are perhaps the fastest-spreading technology in all of history, with profound implications for global interconnectedness, trade, inclusivity, and growth. A new report by infoDev and the World Bank charts the new development opportunities of the mobile era; this infographic presents salient facts and figures from the report.
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