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Mobile Phones and Development in Africa, Does the Evidence Meet the Hype?

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Table Of Contents
Intro -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Praise for Mobile Phones and Development in Africa -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Boxes -- 1 Introduction -- References -- 2 Where There Was No Phone -- 2.1 Leapfrogging the Landline? -- 2.2 Digital "Divide" or "Provide"? -- 2.2.1 The Coverage Gap -- 2.2.2 The Usage Gap -- 2.3 Keeping up with the Joneses -- 2.4 A Tale of Two Countries: Digital Infrastructure and Adoption in Niger and Ghana -- 2.5 What Does this Mean for "Digital Development"? -- References -- 3 The Economics of the Phone -- 3.1 Where There Is No Power -- 3.1.1 The State of Public Services in Africa -- 3.1.2 Market Failures in Public Service Provision -- 3.1.3 Market Failures, More Broadly -- 3.2 Jack of All Trades, Master of All? The Multitude of Uses of Digital Technology -- 3.2.1 Digital Technologies Can Make It Cheaper to Develop and Transport Content -- 3.2.2 Digital Technologies Can Reduce the Cost of Collecting, Processing, and Storing Information -- 3.2.3 Digital Technologies Can Reduce the Costs of Accessing Public and Private Transfers -- 3.3 A Framework for Analysis -- 3.3.1 Not All Information Is Created Equal -- 3.3.2 The Missing Market -- 3.3.3 If You Build It, Will They Come? -- 3.3.4 Technology for All, Benefits for…Some? -- References -- 4 Digitizing Development? -- 4.1 IF You Build It, Will They Come? -- 4.2 Health at Your Fingertips -- 4.2.1 What Are the Challenges? -- 4.2.2 The Promise of Digital Health -- 4.3 Hello, Tractor! Digital Agriculture -- 4.3.1 The Agricultural Challenge -- 4.3.2 The Promise of Digital Agriculture? -- 4.4 Call Me Educated -- 4.4.1 The Learning Challenge -- 4.4.2 Digital learning -- 4.5 A Bank in Your Pocket? Digital Financial Services -- 4.5.1 The "Financial Exclusion" Conundrum -- 4.5.2 The Digital Solution? -- 4.6 To Infinity and Beyond? Big Data and AI
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (189 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9783031418853

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