Cell Phones as a Tool for Political Participation?

Last summer, the Center for African Development conducted a small pilot project to test the effect of cell phone use on a number of outcomes for women in Tanzania. This year, as we conduct a larger experiment, the timing coincides with Tanzania’s presidential and parliamentary elections in October. (I’ll post more about women’s issues and the upcoming election in the next post.) So we thought that it would be interesting to test the effect of cell phone use on political engagement.

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