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Report examining Afghan women’s access to and use of mobile phones and services. Shows that some 80% of women have regular or occasional access to a mobile phone; examines the services they currently access and the barriers they face in realising the tool’s fullest potential.
By Intel. Report investigates the internet gender gap and highlights the significant global social and economic opportunities of securing internet access for women in low and middle-income countries.
Small-scale case study of Grameen Foundation’s savings project at Cashpor Microcredit, Varanasi, India, investigating whether women have limited access to savings services delivered via the mobile phone due to a lack of technical knowledge and mobile phone access. The data collected highlight some gaps in service and furthered understanding of how these women, men and their families use mobile technology. Lessons learned included: promoting mobile phone ownership among women is an important aspect of ensuring they gain unobstructed access to mobile services and affects the frequency with which they use them; providing mobile phone literacy training is essential among these women and the children of Cashpor clients know much more about mobile phones than their parents. Women reported that their children are teaching themselves how to use the phone and are passing that knowledge along to their mothers.
This research studies the main business challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Nigeria and Egypt, identified existing and new mobile VAS that could be used to address these challenges, and prepared a business case for scaling up those services that would likely have the greatest impact on women entrepreneurs.
Case study shows how Iraqi operator Asiacell achieved commercial success through serving women customers. The operator conducted consumer insights research to understand the needs of women in its market and launched the Almas line of products.
This study investigates the gender composition of the ‘mobile value chain’ (MVC), which is the retail networks of mobile network operators – in 11 different markets around the world. It examines the benefits for both women entrepreneurs and mobile network operators for including women in the MVC.