Millions of small businesses exist in slums worldwide. Most of them do not have formally recognized addresses, which makes it difficult to send and receive goods. An address can enable local stores to rise above poverty by connecting their business to a larger market.
Read how TNT Express, one of the world's express delivery companies, has explored the possibilities of using mobile phones to optimize slum deliveries.
Working under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Technology Enablers Initiative over a six-month period in 2011, TNT Express worked with Vodafone, one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunications companies, to explore how best to merge logistics with telecommunications.
Stay tuned for more stories on information and communication technology (ICT) as enablers for inclusive business solutions, as the WBCSD will publish a short brief on this topic in late April.