Mobile Phones

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Mobile phones have been one of the most rapidly adopted technologies ever introduced in the developing world. With multiple uses such as voice, SMS, and access to the internet, mobile phones produce diverse economic and social benefits. Jenny Aker, a non-resident fellow at CGD and an assistant professor of economics at Tufts University, explores the use of mobile phones in development, suggesting that although they are no ‘silver bullet,’ they have much potential.

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