Survey on the Use of Mobile Telephone for Micro and Small Business Development in Ghana

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become key factors driving social and economic advancement. Although attention has largely focused on the impact of ICTs on big business, there is evidence to suggest that they have equal importance for micro and small businesses, especially in developing countries. In Ghana, as in other developing countries, mobile telephones are pervasive, and used for both personal and business purposes.

This project will endeavor to ascertain the contribution of the mobile telephone to the growth of small business by means of a survey conducted in small urban and rural areas of Ghana.

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Start Date

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

End Date

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


12 months

IDRC Officer

Camara, Alioune

Total funding

CA$ 90,000


Ghana, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Godfred Frempong


Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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