ICTs in Developing Countries Book

ICTs in Developing Countries


  • Author : Bidit Dey
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1137469498

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ICTs in Developing Countries Excerpt :

ICTs in Developing Countries is a collection of conceptual and empirical works on the adoption and impacts of ICT use in developing societies. Bringing together a team of contributors of international standing to discuss and analyse the successes, difficulties and paradoxes of ICT use in developing countries, it offers a distinct examination of digital divide and ICT for development. Including a wide range of disciplines such as business management, law, information systems and social science, the book has a rich diversity both in terms of contextual information and disciplinary perspectives.

ICT Diffusion in Developing Countries Book

ICT Diffusion in Developing Countries


  • Author : Ewa Lechman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319182544

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ICT Diffusion in Developing Countries Excerpt :

This book provides an extensive overview of the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in developing countries between 2000 and 2012. It covers issues such as country-specific ICT diffusion patterns, technological substitution and technological convergence. By identifying social, economic and institutional prerequisites and analyzing critical country-specific conditions, the author develops a new approach to explaining the emergence of their technological takeoff. Readers will discover how developing countries are now adopting ICTs, rapidly catching up with the developed world in terms of ICT access and use.

ICT Driven Economic and Financial Development Book

ICT Driven Economic and Financial Development


  • Author : Ewa Lechman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128137987

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ICT Driven Economic and Financial Development Excerpt :

ICT-Driven Economic and Financial Development: Analyses of European Countries demonstrates the effects of ICT diffusion on economic, social and financial development by examining their impact on the structure and dynamics of national economies. It provides the insight into shifts observed in labour markets, international trade activities productivity factors, education and use of innovative financial products. It combines empirical analyses and data sources stretching back to 1990 make it an important contribution to understanding the effects of ICT diffusion on economic and financial development. The book answers questions such as how will national and regional economies react to upcoming ICT developments and growing usage, and what is the magnitude of impact of new information and communication technologies on various aspects of social and economic life. Demonstrates the process fo ICT spread across European countries Analyzes the value of ICTs from both economic and social perspective Examines structural changes in financial markets caused by ICTs implementation

The Development Dimension ICTs for Development Improving Policy Coherence Book

The Development Dimension ICTs for Development Improving Policy Coherence


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-01-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264077409

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The Development Dimension ICTs for Development Improving Policy Coherence Excerpt :

This publication examines access to ICTs in developing countries, broadband Internet access and governments' role in making it available; developments in mobile payments; ICT security issues; ICTs for improving environmental performance; and the relative priority of ICTs in education.

Ict Pathways to Poverty Reduction Book

Ict Pathways to Poverty Reduction


  • Author : Edith Ofwona Adera
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781552505397

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Ict Pathways to Poverty Reduction Excerpt :

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been proven to promote economic growth, but do we know that ICTs reduce poverty? This book provides new empirical evidence on access to and use of ICTs and their effect on poor households in four East African countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It addresses the questions: Do women benefit economically from using ICTs? Are the livelihoods of rural users boosted? Which ICTs are being used by low-income entrepreneurs? ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction presents a conceptual framework to analyze how the dynamics of poverty change over time and to shed light on whether ICT access benefits the poor as well as the not-so-poor. The chapters contain case studies on how various forms of ICTs affect different aspects of poverty based on research in East and Southern African countries at the household level or in small and medium enterprises. Six of the chapters in this book are based on data from the PICTURE Africa study between 2007 and 2010. Two additional chapters detail country-specific studies based on findings from other research projects. Overall, the study concluded that ICTs make a difference to the livelihoods of the poor and contribute to reducing both financial and non-financial dimensions of poverty. ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction is essential reading for policymakers and researchers in international development, as well as staff of development agencies working on livelihoods for the poor.

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy  Trends  Issues and Advancements Book

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy Trends Issues and Advancements


  • Author : Adomi, Esharenana E.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2010-07-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 994
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615208487

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Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy Trends Issues and Advancements Excerpt :

The Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements provides a comprehensive and reliable source of information on current developments in information communication technologies. This source includes ICT policies; a guide on ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application; and background information for scholars and researchers interested in carrying out research on ICT policies.

Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries Book

Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries


  • Author : Ndayizigamiye, Patrick
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 507
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799829850

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Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries Excerpt :

Technology has been hailed as one of the catalysts toward economic and human development. In the current economic era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, information acquisition, transformation, and dissemination processes are posed to be the key enablers of development. However, in the context of developing countries, there is a need for more evidence on the impact that ICT has on addressing developmental issues. Such evidence is needed to make a case for investments in ICT-led interventions to improve people’s lives in developing countries. Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio-Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries is a collection of innovative research on current trends that portray the ICT and development nexus (ICT4D) from economic and human development perspectives within developing countries. While highlighting topics including mobile money, poverty alleviation, and consumer behavior, this book is ideally designed for economists, government officials, policymakers, ICT specialists, business professionals, researchers, academicians, students, and entrepreneurs.

ICTs in Developing Countries Book

ICTs in Developing Countries


  • Author : Bidit Dey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137469502

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ICTs in Developing Countries Excerpt :

ICTs in Developing Countries is a collection of conceptual and empirical works on the adoption and impacts of ICT use in developing societies. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines and contributors, it offers a rich examination of digital divide and ICT for development both in terms of contextual information and disciplinary perspectives.

Connecting ICTs to Development Book

Connecting ICTs to Development


  • Author : Heloise Emdon
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783082537

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Connecting ICTs to Development Excerpt :

Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised, generate income opportunities for the poor, and facilitate access to healthcare in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering that most development institutions and governments are currently attempting to integrate ICTs into their practices, it is an opportune time to reflect on the research findings that have emerged from IDRC’s work and research in this area. “Connecting ICTs to Development” discusses programmatic investments made by IDRC in a wide variety of areas related to ICTs, including infrastructure, access, regulations, health, governance, education, livelihoods, social inclusion, technical innovation, intellectual property rights and evaluation. Each chapter in this book analyzes the ways in which research findings from IDRC-supported projects have contributed to an evolution of thinking, and discusses successes and challenges in using ICTs as tools to address development issues. The volume also presents key lessons learned from ICT4D programming and recommendations for future work.

Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction Book

Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction


  • Author : Takavarasha Jr., Sam
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-02-09
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522531807

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Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction Excerpt :

As the world becomes digitalized, developing countries are starting to see an increase in technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas. Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction is a relevant scholarly publication that examines the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) and its ability to aid in developing countries and the methods to make such technologies more accessible and cost less. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, including community networks, infrastructure sharing, and the digital divide, this book is geared toward academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.

ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide  Theory and Perspectives Book

ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide Theory and Perspectives


  • Author : Steyn, Jacques
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615208005

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ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide Theory and Perspectives Excerpt :

ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), which includes any technology used for communication and information. This publication researches the social side of computing, the users, and the design of systems that meet the needs of "ordinary" users.

What Kind of Information Society  Governance  Virtuality  Surveillance  Sustainability  Resilience Book

What Kind of Information Society Governance Virtuality Surveillance Sustainability Resilience


  • Author : Jacques J. Berleur
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-23
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642154782

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What Kind of Information Society Governance Virtuality Surveillance Sustainability Resilience Excerpt :

The present book contains the proceedings of two conferences held at the World Computer Congress 2010 in Brisbane, Australia (September 20–23) organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). In the first part, the reader can find the proceedings of the 9th Human Choice and Computers International C- ference (HCC9) organised by the IFIP Technical Committee TC9 on the Relationship Between ICT and Society. The HCC9 part is subdivided into four tracks: Ethics and ICT Governance, Virtual Technologies and Social Shaping, Surveillance and Privacy, and ICT and Sustainable Development. The second part consists of papers given at the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Conference (CIP) organized by the IFIP Technical Committee TC11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. The two parts of the book are introduced by the respective Conference Chairs. Chapter 1 introduces HCC9, providing a short summary of the HCC conference series, which started in 1974, and explaining the overview of HCC9, detailing the rationale behind each of the tracks in this conference. The details related to the papers of each track are discussed by the Track Chairs in the respective introductions to the specific tracks of HCC9 (Chaps. 2, 10, 16 and 22). Finally, Chap. 22 introduces the CIP part.

E Governance in Africa  from Theory to Action Book

E Governance in Africa from Theory to Action


  • Author : Gianluca Misuraca
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781552503690

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E Governance in Africa from Theory to Action Excerpt :

Integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into governance processes can greatly enhance the delivery of public services to all citizens. ICT integration will not only improve the performance of governance systems, it will also transform relationships amongst stakeholders, thereby influencing policymaking processes and regulatory frameworks. In the developing world, however, the potential of ICTs for effective governance remains largely unexplored and unexploited. This book presents the context, theory, and current thinking on the interaction between ICTs and local governance, particularly in Africa. It discusses the shift from OC governmentOCO to OC e-governance, OCO describes the role of local-level authorities, and presents the benefits and limitations of introducing ICTs in government operations. Case studies from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda describe local governance/ICTs projects executed by civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government authorities. Drawing from the findings in these case studies and from the introductory research and original conceptual framework, the book presents a series of conclusions and recommendation on the future of effective ICTs use for better governance and improved economic development at the local level. This book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, and policy advisors at local and national government levels in developing countries (particularly in Africa); international organizations staff, bilateral aid agencies, international financial institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector; researchers, academics, students, and professors of public administration and governance in Africa and throughout the world."

Information and Communication Technology for Development  ICT4D  Book

Information and Communication Technology for Development ICT4D


  • Author : Richard Heeks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317313564

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Information and Communication Technology for Development ICT4D Excerpt :

Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. They now affect every development sector – supporting the work of hundreds of millions of farmers and micro-entrepreneurs; creating millions of ICT-based jobs; assisting healthcare workers and teachers; facilitating political change; impacting climate change; but also linked with digital inequalities and harms – with the pace of change continuously accelerating. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) provides the first dedicated textbook to examine and explain these emerging phenomena. It will help students, practitioners, researchers and other readers understand the place of ICTs within development; the ICT-enabled changes already underway; and the key issues and interventions that engage ICT4D practice and strategy. The book has a three-part structure. The first three chapters set out the foundations of ICT4D: the core relation between ICTs and development; the underlying components needed for ICT4D to work; and best practice in implementing ICT4D. Five chapters then analyse key development goals: economic growth, poverty eradication, social development, good governance and environmental sustainability. Each chapter assesses the goal-related impact associated with ICTs and key lessons from real-world cases. The final chapter looks ahead to emerging technologies and emerging models of ICT-enabled development. The book uses extensive in-text diagrams, tables and boxed examples with chapter-end discussion and assignment questions and further reading. Supported by online activities, video links, session outlines and slides, this textbook provides the basis for undergraduate, postgraduate and online learning modules on ICT4D.

Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries  5G Perspective Book

Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries 5G Perspective


  • Author : Knud Erik Skouby
  • Publisher : River Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9788793379916

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Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries 5G Perspective Excerpt :

The mobile communications market in developing countries is growing at a rapid rate. This is evident in the rapid spread of mobile broadband cellular networks such as 3G. 4G is also being deployed in developing countries around the world. As the global communications market proceeds towards 5G, it is evident that developing countries will not be left behind. However, there are challenges and barriers on the road ahead specific to developing countries. To aid policy makers, researchers and members of the academia make informed decision that will help the advancement of 5G, this handbook provides an insight into the impact of existing mobile cellular networks in some developing countries. Topics discussed in this handbook include: Digital dividePolicy outlook5G and rural areas5G readinessTelco Business modelsTelecom tower pricingMobile application adoption