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The Mobile Phone Technology, Gender Inclusive Education and Public Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Asongu, Simplice
  • Adegboye, Alex
  • Ejemeyovwi, Jeremiah
  • Umukoro, Olaoluwa

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This study assesses the relevance of mobile phone technology in complementing gender inclusive education (i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary) to promote public accountability (i.e. involving horizontal, vertical and diagonal accountability dynamics). The study utilizes the generalized method of moments (GMM) technique to establish the empirical evidence based on 48 Sub-Saharan African countries for the period 2005-2018. The following findings are documented from the linkages between mobile phone technology, inclusive education and public accountability. First, the interactions between mobile phone technology and inclusive education promote public accountability. Second, with regard to net effects, while unexpected negative signs are established, the corresponding positive interactive effects indicate that enhancing the penetration of mobile phone technology beyond some critical thresholds ensures positive net effects. Hence, policy makers should ensure that mobile phone technology penetration exceeds the established thresholds in order for gender inclusive education to positively affect public accountability.

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  • Asongu, Simplice & Adegboye, Alex & Ejemeyovwi, Jeremiah & Umukoro, Olaoluwa, 2021. "The Mobile Phone Technology, Gender Inclusive Education and Public Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa," MPRA Paper 109847, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Mobile phone technology; educational quality; public accountability; Africa;
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    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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