Great news on development

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27 Sep 2008

According to the International Communications Union the number of mobile phone users worldwide should reach about four billion by the end of 2008. That is 61% of the world’s population against only 12% in 2000.

That is a fantastic achievement for global development. The quicker it reaches 100% the better. As I have consistently argued it is vital to have a balanced view on progress towards development. There is a huge amount still to do but we should also recognise what we have already achieved.