Mobile for Development Intelligence is data driven website specifically for the developing world mobile industry. Through an open access portal, M4D Impact offers offer data and analysis to support business decision-making and clarify the evidence of the socio-economic impact of the mobile industry in the developing world.
The M4D Impact team serve as thought leaders for the Mobile for Development sector through analysis that is presented on the site, in publications, and presentations throughout the world.
As our objective is to accelerate the rate at which the private sector, donors and investors allocate funds to mobile and development innovations, we are building a robust, data rich, user friendly and freely available portal that provides a new level of visibility into the landscape of players.
Through M4D Impact, GSMA is creating the resources and tools needed to influence the sector and put a spotlight on the myriad opportunities that exist to bring valuable services to vulnerable populations throughout the world. All of this will lead to an increase in the mobile industry’s ability to have long term meaningful impact on the lives of the underserved.
By increasing the level of investment and the number of products and services offered that prove to be fundamentally valuable to poor populations, M4D Impact will have an indirect impact on the livelihoods of millions of people in the developing world.
By providing a platform that highlights successful models, M4D Impact will accelerate the rate at which these solutions are able to reach and benefit even more people. There are very few instances where commercial sustainability, consumer demand, and positive social and environmental impact are so strongly aligned.