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Resource Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones,Vodafone Policy Paper Series • Number 3
Type Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Last update: 24/12/2010
Type: Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Language English
Year of publication: 2005
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Summary This report describes and summarises the initial research projects commissioned by Vodafone and carried out in the second half of 2004. The results described here confirm the vital social and economic role already played by mobile telephony in Africa less than a decade after its introduction there. The research documents its impact both at the macroeconomic level and at the level of particular communities and businesses. It contributes to the evidence base for the development of both regulatory policies and business strategies in Africa. This opening section sets the context with an overview of the data and of the earlier academic literature on mobile, and information and communication technologies more generally, in developing countries.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details ICT for Development
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 220 Communications  
1.2 Institutional dimension Knowledge Management & Communication