GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services.


Connected Society

Connected Society

The Connected Society programme supports the industry to connect an additional two billion people in developing countries to the mobile internet

Mobile Money

Mobile money is a sustainable, scalable approach to providing convenient and affordable financial services to the unbanked.

Mobile for Development Utilities

Improving access to basic energy and water services in underserved communities using mobile technology and infrastructure.


Catalysing scalable, commercial mobile services that improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and benefit the agriculture sector in emerging markets.


Bringing together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa.

Disaster Response

Through this global initiative, the Disaster Response Programme will use its unique position to lead the mobile industry in improving network preparedness and restoration, and providing more effective, coordinated support to humanitarian responders and disaster affected populations.

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