...Cheap internet and a wonderful postal service don't mean a whole lot to a person who hasn't eaten in three days and doesn't know where their next meal will come from.
You _did_ see where I noted the decline in poverty? Right?
How has poverty changed over time? And what can the world do to win the fight against poverty?
And you're out of the loop if you don't know that mobile phones are decreasing poverty in poor countries.
And, complex or not, it's quantifiable, either directly or indirectly.