The Economic Impact of Telecommunications on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction: A Study of Rural Communities in India (Gujarat), Mozambique and Tanzania.

Abstract

This report describes the findings of a study of the impact of telephony and

related information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the livelihoods of low-income communities in three developing countries.

The findings of the study offer new evidence of the interaction between low income communities and new information and communication technology, particularly telephony, which has significant value for understanding the dynamics of ICT use and deployment and for future development and ICT sector planning.

Citation

The Economic Impact of Telecommunications on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction: A Study of Rural Communities in India (Gujarat), Mozambique and Tanzania.

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