The answers are generally found at the level of the individual – a bit more philanthropy from the rich, a bit more aspiration from the poor, chuck in some technological innovation (could we build an app to tell Bangladeshi fishermen where the fish have moved since the typhoon? Let’s get on it, folks! Iterate!) and the task is in hand.
Silly girl. We’ve already done that, it’s the mobile phone.
Seriously, the Ur study of how mobiles create wealth is sardine fishermen off Kerala.