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Cell Phones Help Aid Groups in Haiti (Public Radio International)

June 07, 2010

Public Radio International quotes CGD visiting fellow Jenny Aker on cell phones in Haiti.

From the article:

"Throughout the world, and especially in Africa, aid groups are using cell phones for mobile banking, improving health care, collecting market information, and for education and adult literacy. The phones have the potential to transform economic development, according to Jenny Aker, speaking with the Center for Global Development. But she cautions, "they're not the silver bullet.""

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