On Wednesday March 16, I was at the University of Manchester, at a workshop on mobiles and economic development, sponsored by the Development Informatics Group of the Institute for Development Policy and Management, and the Brooks World Poverty Institute. Most of the presentations highlighted case studies, projects, or interventions designed to use the mobile platform in interesting ways. A brief report from the workshop is available here.
I presented an updated version of a literature review on Mobiles in the Developing World; it was originally presented as part of a conference in Hong Kong in 2005, but the scope and volume of research on the topic has, of course, increased since then. Here are the new slides and the revised paper. old paper. Ask me if you want an updated draft of the review.