Information Communication Technologies and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 159904059X
  • ISBN-13: 9781599040592
  • DDC: 303.4833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 325 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Technology has always played a decisive role in humanity’s progress, although the positive impacts technology has on human development may become tainted by the risks it entails. Information Communication Technologies and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges emphasizes the need to consider the geographic, historic, and cultural context of an information communication technology (ICT) for development initiative, and includes several real examples that show some of the key success factors that have to be taken into consideration when using ICTs for development. Information Communication Technologies and Human Development is a tool for practitioners, providing a wide knowledge of several important ICTs for development experiences that have been conducted all over the developing world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Information Communication Technologies and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges: Table of Contents.
1: Digital Dividends and Digital Divides Around the World.
2: Digital Opportunities, Equity, and Poverty in Latin America.
3: Integrating ICTs in African Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
4: Digital Divide: Introduction to the Problem.
5: Digital Divide: A Glance at the Problem in Moldova.
6: Poverty Reduction Through Community-Compatible ICTs: Examples from Botswana and Other African Countries.
7: The E-Pabelan National ICT4PR Pilot Project: Experiences and Challenges of Implementation in an Indonesian Context.
8: How Can ICT Promote Development? Lessons from Different Fields.
9: Enabling the Expansion of Microfinance Using Information and Communication Technologies.
10: Human Rights Movements and the Internet: From Local Contexts to Global Engagement.
11: ICT-Enabled Education in Africa: A Sober Reflection on the Development Challenges.
12: Peering into the Black Box: A Holistic Framework for Innovating at the Intersection of ICT & Health.
13: Computer-Based Health Information Systems: Projects for Computerization or Health Management? Empirical Experiences from India.
14: An Explanatory Approach to the Political Uses of ICT Initiatives for Participation: Institutions, Context, and Characteristics of the Actors.
About the Authors.