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Can India answer the call? Addressing the gender gap in mobile phone access

December 27, 2017

Amidst these growing gender gaps, the EPoD research team has been examining yet another gap: that of women’s mobile phone ownership and engagement. One might ask, in a world of limited time and resources, why should closing yet another gender gap be added to India’s list of policy priorities? And should the private sector focus on pulling women in as users of mobile technology?


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Answering the call

December 20, 2017

During a public event in Delhi last week (Dec. 14) researchers from Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) presented evidence on the causes and effects of India’s mobile technology gender gap, as well as possible solutions to address it. EPoD co-hosted the event, titled “Answering the Call: Putting the World in Women’s Hands,” with the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) and the Observer Research Foundation, with support from the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at HKS.

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