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LES DÉCHETS ÉLECTRONIQUES ET INFORMATIQUES EN AFRIQUE
Défis et opportunités pour un développement durable au Bénin, au Mali et au Sénégal

Should joining the information society happen without assessing the risks posed by the flood of equipment into African countries? What strategies and mechanisms can these countries, consumers of computer and electronic products that are often at the...

ICT PATHWAYS TO POVERTY REDUCTION
Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Africa

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...

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INFORMATION LIVES OF THE POOR
Fighting poverty with technology

Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are now...

OPEN DEVELOPMENT
Networked Innovations in International Development

The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open...

ENABLING OPENNESS
The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean

In recent years, the Internet and other network technologies have emerged as a central issue for development in Latin America and the Caribbean. They have shown their potential to increase productivity and economic competitiveness, to create new...

Top stories of 2013 on IDRC.ca

      From promoting democracy to improving health and increasing prosperity, the most popular stories on our website last year showcase IDRC-funded research tackling some of the most complex challenges in the developing world:       Tea...

CONNECTING ICTs TO DEVELOPMENT
The IDRC Experience

Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised...

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INFORMATION LIVES OF THE POOR
The Lessons

The research featured on this site catalyzed policy changes that helped improve access to ICTs by all levels of society. The findings provide useful lessons that highlight how government, civil society, and the private sector can all play a role in...

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INFORMATION LIVES OF THE POOR
The Research

IDRC-supported researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to ICTs in the developing world. This section synthesizes the findings from...

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INFORMATION LIVES OF THE POOR
The Issue

This section explores some of the insights that research can provide to help promote affordable access to ICTs. It also introduces a robust network of developing-country researchers who are working to ensure that all communities benefit from the...

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