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World Bank Group, Washington, DC
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World Bank

Mobile phone coverage has expanded considerably throughout the developing world, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. Existing evidence suggests that increased access to information technology has improved agricultural market efficiency for consumer markets and certain commodities, but there is less evidence of its impact on producer markets. Building on the wor...

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Journal article
2018
Taylor & Francis Group

The widespread use of mobile phones in Cameroon should be translated into increased farmers' income by reducing information-search costs. This study seeks to investigate the effects of mobile phone use on transaction costs related to price information search. Ordinary least-square estimations reveal a positive relationship between mobile phones use and transaction ...

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Journal article
2012
Taylor & Francis Group

Global impacts on Africa have been widely discussed regarding their consequences for development and poverty reduction. Development seems to work as the concrete implementation of road networks, markets, communication networks and so on. Although mobile phones have not been implemented by development agencies, they count among the most efficient tools for developme...

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Journal article
2018
Taylor & Francis Group

This research project is situated within the area mobile technologies for development (M4D), i.e. that mobile communication technologies play a vital role in the livelihood of people in developing regions. Out of a larger explorative study of how market women in Kampala use their mobile phone(s), this article focuses on the transformation of the so-called informal ...

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July - Sept. 2011
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