Inequality of income and wealth has increased around the world since the 1980s.
We look at why access to the internet using smartphones is a game changer.
In many countries mobile networks have become the key national communications infrastructure, offering many millions access to basic communications and services that were until recently confined to elites. Our research shows that access to mobile internet presents revolutionary opportunities for addressing inequalities.
Watch this video to find out why equal access to and use of smartphones is so important.
Vodafone commissioned independent experts to explore the ways in which smartphones could address issues of inequality, looking in particular at gender, small businesses and agriculture.