Can mobile phone data answer global development's call?

Mobile network operators are gathering a tremendous amount of data every hour. It's data that can be used to track the spread of disease, migration patterns and poverty rates, but much of it is going unused. Devex explores several efforts underway to harness mobile phone data for social good.

About the author

  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is a Senior Reporter at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.