developing countries

Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

by Santa Fe Institute

Lack of quality demographic data is a major obstacle to planning infrastructure in the developing world. In a recent study, a team of researchers from the Santa Fe Institute in the U.S., the University of Manchester in the U.K., and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal.