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.

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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  • 1. Innovations in global development: 6 major game changers
  • 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. 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. 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. Google Glass and other wearables may promote aid worker security by removing the need for aid workers to carry IDs.
  • 6. 3D printers may create cheaper versions of products to meet local needs, such as farming tools.
  • 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.
  • 8. Want to learn more about innovations in global development? Join Devex and follow us on Facebook.