ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
by Alex Fitzpatrick, mashable.com
Approximately three quarters of the world’s population now has access to a mobile phone, according to a new study from the World Bank.
“Mobile communications offer major opportunities to advance human and economic development –- from providing basic access to health information to making cash payments, spurring job creation, and stimulating citizen involvement in democratic processes,” said World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte in a statement.
“The challenge now is to enable people, businesses, and governments in developing countries to develop their own locally-relevant mobile applications so they can take full advantage of these opportunities.