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Title: Connecting ICTs to development: The IDRC experience
Authors: Abbott, P
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Southern California
Citation: Information Technologies and International Development, 10(3) [ICTs for Leisure in Development Special Issue]: 83–85, (Fall 2014)
Abstract: Although the editors speciªcally deny that this book is a historical account, it only narrowly escapes that label. The book does attempt to consolidate some 15 years of International Development Research Centre (IDRC)–sponsored action research on ICT intervention projects undertaken in three main global regions, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. This “Herculean” (the editors’ words) effort does give the book the semblance of an epic, engrossing, all-encompassing exposition of the key concerns, actors, and events relevant to the IDRC’s ICT4D community. The book reports on the work of an IDRC-created thematic grouping identified as “Information and Communications Technologies for Development” (ICT4D), an acronym which has since gained widespread appeal in the academic research community (Heeks, 2006).
Description: Book Review
ISSN: 1544-7537
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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