Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Poverty Reduction

The Potential of Telecommunications (International Food Policy Research Institute)

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMaximo Torero (Editor), Joachim von Braun (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7871292M
ISBN 100801880416
ISBN 109780801880414

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ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction: Empirical evidence from East and Southern Africa. Abstract: This book provides new empirical evidence on access to and use of ICTs and their effect on poor households in East African and Southern African countries. Information and communication technologies as a pathway from poverty: evidence from. The Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (REDIS-DIRSI) In September Canada 's International Development Research Centre (IDRC-CRDI) invited 30 people from around the world to discuss information and communication technologies (ICT) and their impact on poverty reduction. Participants agreed on both the need and the urgency of rap-. Mar 06,  · WOMEN’S ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES NEEDED TO ERADICATE POVERTY, CREATE ECONOMICALLY JUST, DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES, WOMEN’S COMMISSION TOLD the information and communication. Box 1 Definition of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) ICTs are those technologies that can be used to interlink information technology devices such as personal computers with communication technologies such as telephones and their telecommunication networks. The PC and laptop with e-mail and Internet provides the best example.

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Poverty reduction, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise, ways of enabling the poor to create wealth for themselves as a means of ending poverty forever. ZEF, Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Bayes, A., J.

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Information and communication technologies for development and poverty reduction: the potential of telecommunications. [Máximo Torero Cullen; Joachim Von Braun;] -- The IT revolution was supposed to help lift the poor of the world into a new age of prosperity, but the growing digital divide between rich and poor seems to be exacerbating the already difficult.

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However, does access to Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) actually improve the day-to-day lives of low-income citizens. This book argues that access to the internet can help alleviate poverty, improve development outcomes, and is now vital for realizing many human rights.

They can also enable development. But while the world is set on the path to adopting wider use of information and communication technology (ICT), recent discourse has questioned exactly how it contributes to development and poverty reduction, with many researchers seeking empirical evidence of.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a potentially revolutionary means of empowering the poor. Realizing this potential will require investments that increase access to ICTs in remote low productivity areas and the development of innovative applications that cater to.

Jun 25,  · This belief is confirmed by the UN's Millennium Development Goals in which Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are identified as suitable instruments for poverty Ali Mosallanejad.

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Abstract. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have penetrated even some of the poorest developing countries.

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The implication is that access to ICTs cannot be a solution to poverty in and of itself, but can at best be adopted as a tool in poverty reduction initiatives. Keywords: poverty reduction, information and communication technologies, Africa, policy, pro-poor growth.

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technologies play an important role in the development and poverty reduction of Operating System: Android. “Under what conditions can new technologies enhance the well-being of poor communities. The study designs an alternative evaluation framework (AEF) that applies Amartya Sen’s capability approach to the study of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in order to place people’s well-being, rather than technology, at the center of the study.

information and communication technologies for poverty reduction and rural development in asia Roger Harris Associates We target poverty alleviation by facilitating access to ICTs for underserved Asian communities, ensuring they are able to make good use of the technology according to their own development priorities.

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The main goal of the OSSREA project on Poverty Reduction Strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, from which this book is derived, was to analyse the ongoing poverty reduction strategy processes (PRSP) and provide guidance to policymakers and advocacy groups in selected countries.

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How do ICTs Author: Maximo Torero and Joachim von Braun.The practice of Development Support Communication, DSC, is a multi-sectoral process of information sharing about development agendas and planned actions. It links planners, beneficiaries and implementers of development action, including the donor community.

It obligates planners and implementers to.