The Development Impact Lab (DIL), created in 2012 by the University of California, Berkeley, works to advance international development through science and technology innovations. This article analyzes Community Cellular Networks (CCN), one of the most successful examples of a “development engineering” project to come out of the DIL.
As DIL nears the end of its fifth year, we have been reflecting on our portfolio of projects, considering the development innovations that have scaled and those that have not. A few key examples illustrate that large-scale impact is indeed possible with the right mix of targeted funding, technological innovation and rigorous field work.”
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