How might policy decisions and interventions have a different effect for women compared to men in rural households? We explore what EPAR's body of research to date on gender in developing countries reveals about this question.
Researchers at the World Bank, in a 2012 report, estimated that nearly 3 in 4 people worldwide now have access to a mobile phone. The same report outlined seven general areas in which mobile technology helps emerging economies: agriculture, health, finance, economic development, governance, education, and gender equality. Expansion of mobile coverage to currently uncovered populations is therefore an important policy issue.