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dc.contributor.authorGroup, Technology & Social Change
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T22:33:00Z
dc.date.available2014-07-29T22:33:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-01
dc.identifier.citationTechnology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) (2014). Research Summary: Why public access ICTs matter. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/25608
dc.description.abstractThis research summary provides an overview of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies 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. 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.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTechnology & Social Change Groupen_US
dc.subjectlibraries, cybercafes, telecenters, ICTD, ICT4D, Global Impact Study, summary, open research, impact, public access, public access venues, ICTs, information & communication technologies, development, international developmenten_US
dc.titleWhy Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Matteren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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