What is it about?

Covid-19 lockdowns unanticipatedly enhanced technology engagement for pregnant less privileged women in India as they went through a voice messaging mobile health program, mMitra to manage their pregnancy. It happened for some women more than others.

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Why is it important?

Understanding technology engagement & digitization margins for the vulnerable is going to be key for UN SDG goals worldwide after the Covid-19 pandemic.


One hopes this article, a collaborative work with Armman and economists will showcase that instead of blind digitisation & a technology assault, a nuanced approach at various margins by the policy maker may enhance welfare gains from digitisation for the poor and vulnerable, post pandemic in LMICs especially towards achieving the UN SDGs.

Chirantan Chatterjee

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This page is a summary of: Pandemics and technology engagement: New evidence from m‐Health intervention during COVID‐19 in India, Review of Development Economics, July 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/rode.12909.
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