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Mobile phones and Commonwealth development: understanding implications of rapid diffusion

Jagun, A. and Heeks, R. (2008) Mobile phones and Commonwealth development: understanding implications of rapid diffusion. In: Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2008. Henley Media Group, p. 201. ISBN 9780955440847

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Abstract

Sustainable and equitable development is severely undermined when citizens do have not have access to a voice. When basic human needs are marginalised or suppressed, the resulting emergence of communal violence in the negotiation of difference and grievances stunts economic growth - sometimes for generations. Today, the exponential growth in the use and ownership of mobile phones offers renewed hope of higher economic development.