Blood on Your Mobile Phone? Capturing the Gains for Artisanal Miners, Poor Workers and Women

6 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2012

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Dev Nathan

Institute for Human Development

Sandip Sarkar

Institute for Human Development

Date Written: February 23, 2011

Abstract

Most people today are familiar with the term 'blood diamond'; but many more of us buy mobile phones and how many know the term 'blood mobiles'? Our research will explore the complex network of global mobile phone production. In this briefing note, we trace the key actors in the deadly coltan chain at the root of the global telecoms production network.

Keywords: coltan, value chain governance, conflict minerals

Suggested Citation

Nathan, Dev and Sarkar, Sandip, Blood on Your Mobile Phone? Capturing the Gains for Artisanal Miners, Poor Workers and Women (February 23, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1990229 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1990229

Dev Nathan (Contact Author)

Institute for Human Development ( email )

NIDM Building, IIPA Campus
Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi, 110002
India

Sandip Sarkar

Institute for Human Development ( email )

NIDM Building, IIPA Campus
Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi, 110002
India

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