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Using Information and Communication Technology to spport women's entrepreneurship in Central and West Asia

For micro and small enterprises, the use of ICT has led not only to better business performance but also better living conditions. It can also be particularly effective in loosening constraints on women in enterprise development. However, women lag behind men in access to technology and use ICT differently. Understanding why can help leverage ICT to help women’s businesses.

Get an ICT4D Job! Ghana, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq

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Director of Marketing and Communications: Computer Aid International is seeking an experienced communications and marketing director only to cover a 10-month maternity leave, J

In memoriam, Linda Norgrove, humanitarian in Afghanistan

The New York Times reports:
A Scottish aid worker who was taken hostage two weeks ago by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan was killed by her captors early Saturday during an unsuccessful rescue raid, according to the British Foreign Office.

Can aid win hearts and minds?

A recent Christian Science Monitor article reported that USAID is “losing hearts and minds” in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakshan province because of failed and shoddy projects, corruption, secrecy and waste.
Given how much of the US aid budget is spent trying to make the world a safer and more secure place for Americans, you might think there would be plenty of studies testing the hypothesis that aid funds can reduce terrorism or shift hostile public opinion. In fact, there is startlingly little evidence that we know how to use aid for this purpose.

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