Mobile technology provides tools and connections that enhance the lives of those who have this access. With the introduction of smartphones and tablet computers, there has been a sea change in the way people access and share information. Brookings experts study the impact mobile technology has on the public and private sectors, looking at ways to increase efficiency and innovation.
A Kenyan farmer sends a text message to enquire about the latest maize prices from her maize fields in Thigio 35km (22 miles) from the capital Nairobi June 23, 2005. Mobile phones have become the most essential work item for Kenya's small businesses. In June 1999, Kenya had only 15,000 mobile phone subscribers but by the end of 2004, the country had 3.4 million subscribers, according to Kenya's telecom regulator, Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK)
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September 25, 2014, Jenny C. Aker
Mobile technology has brought the benefits of the ICT to rural regions of developing countries. But, have these technologies helped rural farmers? The results are mixed.
September 15, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014, Darrell M. West
September 9, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
July 16, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
June 24, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
May 22, 2014, Haihua Li
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May 14, 2014, Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West
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