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Study on potentials of mobile phones in investment and development projects

This study is one of the results of the “Sustainable Livelihood Development Project” being implemented in Kenya by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) under FAO funding. The project has developed a mobile phone based monitoring system, which provides a number of key services, including real time reporting of the performance of the Livelihood Farmer Field Schools (LFFS) and LFFS facilitators.

This new publication,"Study on potentials of mobile phones in investment and development projects," examines the potential for using mobile phone-based information and communication technologies (ICTs) in development and commercial projects, considering issues such as the appropriateness and relevance of ICT systems in difference contexts, their replicability and scalability, and their sustainability. In the report, mobile phone-based ICT is defined broadly as systems of information and communication technology whose principal mechanism of facilitation is the mobile telephone.