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Posts on the topic "digital divide"

27/10/2016
While the nations of the world were preparing to adopt new development goals after the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the increasing digital divide between developed and developing countries was of great...
25/07/2016
This study by the International Journal of Innovative Research and Development is an attempt to understand the challenges in access and utilization of ICTs across gender in rural Kenya. Technology is an engine for economic growth. Strong links have been...
20/02/2017
Mercy Corps, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched AgriFin Accelerate in Zambia. The AgriFin Accelerate program is a six-year, USD 25 million program. The program seeks to address the financial inclusion gap for smallholder...
15/03/2016
"Mobile phones are important tools for enhancing the lives of women in low- and middle-income countries. Mobile phones help women feel safer and more connected, save time and money, and access lifeenhancing services such as mobile money, or potential...
25/02/2015
Thanks to the increasingly ease of use of ICTs and the overall reduction of cost of technology, the application of ICTs is becoming mature in a myriad of different sectors connected to global development initiatives. Whether a few years ago such...
09/09/2013
The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be held from 13 to 17 April 2014 in Sharm el-Sheikh. This event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum. It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates...
22/08/2013
Three billion unique mobile subscribers? Yes, it is a huge number. To learn that another mobile SIM is activated every passing second around the world is overwhelming. And today mobile technology is the easiest entry point to the internet too. Looking...
30/07/2013
This report presents the first results of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies, a five-year project (2007–2012) aimed at generating evidence about the character and impacts of public access to...
05/12/2012
"As we strive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and shape the post-2015 development agenda, expanding the benefits of ICTs will be crucial." (United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) In a video message to the ITU World Conference on...
23/11/2012
This paper examines the content development and management processes occurring in six ICT projects in Indian agriculture: Reuters Market Light; IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL); Lifelines; aAqua; e-Sagu; and Digital Green.  The paper reflects on the...

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