Our Vision

MDI educates and unites those who want to harness the power of mobile for good

MDI is an Open Data portal for the developing world mobile industry. We believe that 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 accelerate economic, environmental and social impact from mobile solutions.

A challenge facing mobile industry stakeholders in the developing world is the lack of publicly available data and analysis to support their business decision making and to clarify the socio-economic impact of mobile. MDI will fill this information gap and will aggregate and host data from multiple sources such as the World Bank, UN, member operators and from vendors and development organisations.

There are nearly five billion mobile connections in the developing world, increasing by 18 per second. The industry is moving beyond basic voice to the use of mobile to deliver services in adjacent sectors such as health, financial services, agriculture and education. As the most widely adopted technology in history, mobile is uniquely positioned to drive economic, environmental and social change.

Benefits to Stakeholders

Mobile Operators

  • Support for internal business cases

  • Connect to a community

  • Evidence of the social and economic impact of mobile

Vendors & Entrepreneurs

  • Identify new business opportunities

  • Understand market and sector trends

  • Market your product and service

  • Connect to investors

Investors

  • Find investments

  • Evidence of the social and economic impact of mobile

  • Collaborate with other investors

Development Organisations

  • Improved project planning through access to best practice

  • Evidence of the social and economic impact of mobile

  • Collaborate with other development organisations and mobile industry partners

Governments & Regulators

  • Understand the scale and impact of mobile solutions

  • Ability to benchmark against different countries

Academia

  • Improved data for research

  • Opportunity to publish research

Welcome to MDI

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  • Download data for developing world
  • Access detailed M4D product profiles
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By registering for free you can:

  • Download data for developing world
  • Access detailed M4D product profiles
  • Receive our bi-monthly newsletter

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