The development community has recognized the capacity of mobile for development. Companies and Governments are building applications to target this and civic hacking is helping bring data closer to decision makers and communities.
Mobile for Development
mMoney: People to Government payments have been made easier with mobile money. A Case Study released by GSMA stated that in 2014 Cote d’Ivoire 94% of the secondary school students paid their annual registration fees via mobile (over 1 million people.)
mEducation: Mobile application in education is unbounded. Anthony Bloome wrote for USAID on the use of e-readers providing “reading materials in low-resource settings” in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and the Phillippines. The e-readers are able to be charged at local power charging banks.