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Digital revolution in the Pacific

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Increased ownership and use of mobile phones across the Pacific is driving social and political change at an unprecedented rate. The technology is being used to increase accountability and transparency by shedding light on negligence, poor service delivery and corruption.

A new Lowy Institute report by Research Associate Danielle Cave also notes that a new digital generation is emerging, led by bloggers, digital entrepreneurs and social media groups.

Digital Islands: how the Pacific's ITC revolution is transforming the region looks at the implications of these changes for Australia, in particular how tools such as mobile applications and crowdsourcing could be used to help the region achieve its development goals.