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Central Insights Unit

Executing in-depth research to address digital development objectives 

About the Central Insights Unit

The  Central Insights Unit (CIU) sits at the core of GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) and produces country- and region-specific research and analysis on the role and impact of digital technologies in advancing sustainable and inclusive development.   

The thematically cross-cutting nature of our work means that our knowledge base is wide-ranging, however emerging technologies such as AI and big data are key focus areas, as we bring clarity to emerging opportunities in digital development. Our work directly supports international donors to build expertise and capacity as they seek to advance digitalisation initiatives in low- and middle-income countries.

Our mission is to leverage M4D expertise for thematically cross-cutting and country-specific thought leadership on digital development.  

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This initiative is currently funded by UK International Development from the UK government and is supported by the GSMA and its members.
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