Thursday, December 08, 2005

Experiencing Technical Difficulties: The Urgent Need to Rewire and Reboot the ICT-Development Machine

Written by Amy R. West and Audrey n. Selian, Consultants for ARTICLE 19, November 2005.

"This paper seeks to examine the dangers of assuming information and communication technologies [“ICTs”] bring development, critical information and participation to all sectors of society. If developing countries are the true litmus test for any serious evaluation of sustainable development policies and their real practice on the ground, the international community must look carefully at what is happening within countries rather than solely between Countries. This then should inform the international debate on development reform and realistic, meaningful action."

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