Analyzing the impact of information and communication technology for development : lessons learnt from the SIRCA II Program

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dc.contributor.author Estevez, Elsa
dc.contributor.author Soledad Ramírez Montoya, María
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20T14:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-20T14:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Estevez, E., & Soledad Ramírez Montoya, M. (2015). Analyzing the Impact of Information and Communication Technology for Development: Lessons Learnt from the SIRCA II Program. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 69(1): 1-17. en
dc.identifier.issn 1681-4835
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/54396
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/view/1550/586
dc.description.abstract During recent years, we have witnessed revolutionary developments of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and their impact on people’s lives. The way in which such developments contribute to socio-economic development and empowering people depends highly on the absorptive capacity of different societies. While in developed countries, their IT-ecosystems have the capacity for enriching themselves through empowered actors and enhanced interactions and, in turn, for continuous growth; in developing countries, such eco-systems face challenges to produce similar results. However, the challenges faced, particularly by the countries in the Global South; in Asia, Africa and Latin America, can be transformed into opportunities if countries are able to leapfrog in the learning process and develop their human and institutional capacities. In this context, capacity-building programs on ICT for Development (ICT4D), such as Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA), are of the upmost importance to developing countries. In this introduction to the SIRCA special issue of The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries we discuss the evolution of ICT4D policy and research, explain the experience of the SIRCA II Program, and summarizes the lessons learnt from it. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 1-17) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject ICT4D en
dc.subject RESEARCH CAPACITY en
dc.subject INFORMATION SOCIETY en
dc.subject MOBILE COMMUNICATION en
dc.subject COMMUNICATION NETWORKS en
dc.subject RESEARCH NETWORKS en
dc.subject HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT POLICY en
dc.subject PROGRAMME EVALUATION en
dc.subject RESEARCH QUALITY en
dc.title Analyzing the impact of information and communication technology for development : lessons learnt from the SIRCA II Program en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106618
idrc.project.componentnumber 106618001
idrc.project.title Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance - Phase II en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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