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dc.contributor.authorSey, Araba
dc.contributor.authorCoward, Chris
dc.contributor.authorBar, Francois
dc.contributor.authorSciadas, George
dc.contributor.authorRothschild, Chris
dc.contributor.authorKoepke, Lucas
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-01T18:51:45Z
dc.date.available2013-07-01T18:51:45Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-01
dc.identifier.citationSey, A., Coward, C., Bar, F., Sciadas, G., Rothschild, C., & Koepke, L. (2013). Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/22754
dc.description.abstractLibraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times. The Global Impact Study was designed to address this debate by generating evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access ICTs in eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa. This report summarizes the study’s key findings, situating public access in the context of national development, discussing some disputed issues, and providing recommendations for policymakers, public access practitioners and researchers. The results show that a central impact of public access is the promotion of digital inclusion through technology access, information access, and development of ICT skills. Both users and non-users report positive impacts in various social and economic areas of their lives.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Global Impact Study was implemented by the University of Washington's Technology & Social Change Group with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and a grant to IDRC from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTechnology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)en_US
dc.subjectlibraries, cybercafes, telecenters, ICTD, ICT4D, public access ICTs, open research, bangladesh, brazil, botswana, chile, ghana, lithuania, philippines, south africaen_US
dc.titleConnecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter: Executive Summaryen_US
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