Innovations in global development: 6 major game changers

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Here are some of the most buzzed-about technologies that may help us reduce poverty, improve health care and boost development around the globe.

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Innovations in global development: 6 major game changers

  1. 1. Innovations in global development: 6 major game changers
  2. 2. Mobile technology has given birth to a whole new public health practice called mHealth, on top of countless new applications for smartphones and tablets to improve the delivery of aid.
  3. 3. Solar power could eliminate the use of kerosene, a toxic fuel widely used in rural areas in many developing countries, and help solve energy poverty in Africa and elsewhere.
  4. 4. Drones can be used to monitor disaster areas and perhaps even deliver aid to hard-to-reach areas such as communities cut off from essential services following a massive earthquake.
  5. 5. Google Glass and other wearables may promote aid worker security by removing the need for aid workers to carry IDs.
  6. 6. 3D printers may create cheaper versions of products to meet local needs, such as farming tools.
  7. 7. Remote sensors can improve access to potable water by allowing public officials and aid groups to monitor the use and effectiveness of water pumps.
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