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ICTs as appropriate technologies for African development

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Davis, Kristin (main author), Ochieng, Cosmos (author), International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
Format:
Report
Publication Date:
2006
URL:
http://eprints/lancs.ac.uk/34760/1/ICTs_as_appropriate_technologies_for_Africa's_development.pdf
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 182
Subject Term:
Africa, development, development communication, farmers, information needs, information services, Kenya, market information, media effectiveness, rural areas, rural communities, rural development, rural people, Senegal, telecommunication, telephone communication, information technology, Mozambique, wireless, cell phones, mobile communication
Notes:
Pages 42-54 in First Annual IFC/FT Essay Competition., Bronze Award winner in this essay competition sponsored by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group and the Financial Times. Authors argue that the predominant economic model in many African countries is inappropriate. They propose efforts to create an "appropriate African economy, based on the dynamic needs, conditions and capabilities of the majority of the African population."