Economic Livelihoods

Economic Livelihoods

Supporting economic livelihoods and decent work

Impact of mobile technology

Every child has the right to an adequate standard of living. This is directly linked to their parents and caregivers, so by enabling new economic opportunities for whole families, particularly in low-income communities, mobile operators can help to improve the lives of children.

Mobile services can help parents and young workers to get information, find employment and access financial services. Agriculture apps and other mobile solutions can help smallholder farmers by providing advice on farming practice, market trends and micro-finance. By connecting often remote communities, mobile technology can help to increase incomes and improve the standard of living for many.

Article 27, CRC: Adequate standard of living