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Par L'Atelier - Paris 20 juin 2012
The GSM Association (GSMA) has launched a platform which will aggregate data on the mobile communications ecosystem in the developing countries so as to help companies develop services to meet the real needs in particular markets.
Economic development experts see ensuring the availability of data on the mobile communications industry in the emerging world as an effective means of fostering innovation, and so furthering development, in those countries. Accordingly the World Bank launched in 2010 a call for projects creating mobile applications for aggregating and making freely available the development-related data which has been accumulating over the years. Now the GSMA has adopted the same principle with the launch, in conjunction with Omidyar Network, of the Mobile and Development Intelligence (MDI) project, which is intended to provide an open-access portal for mobile data. The GSMA has aggregated data from various sources including the World Bank, the United Nations and other Development organisations. "Open access to high-quality data will improve business decision-making, increase total investment from both the commercial mobile industry and the development sector and amplify economic, environmental and social impact," explained Chris Locke, Managing Director of the GSMA Development Fund.