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Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies

What is the link between information communication technology and women’s empowerment in today’s development context? How can ICT facilitate the pursuit of a better world?Exploring the rich complexity of the contexts in which they live and work, the...

Cyberspace “action hero” issues wakeup call

Canadians need to wake up to the social forces shaping – and threatening – the Internet they take for granted, says Ron Deibert, director of the digital watchdog group Citizen Lab. An “epochal shift” is occurring that requires an urgent global...

Information and technology: Improving food security in Uganda

It is difficult to make good decisions without the right information, especially for farmers in water stressed regions of the world. People living in Uganda's cattle corridor used to rely on traditional knowledge to make decisions about planting...

E-GOVERNMENT FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries provides practical supporting material on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically, e-government implementation. In this book, Kettani and Moulin...

Lasting impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean

A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Latin America and the Caribbean has improved...

Lasting impacts in Asia

A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Asia has improved lives.Download the PDF (915KB) Sri...

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...

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