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Reflecting on Social and Gender Injustice In The Context of Human Development, Poverty and ICTs

Introduction
In concerning ourselves about the role of ICTs for human development and poverty reduction, we take a position grounded in a sense of social justice, and we look through the lens of human agency at the economic potential of ICTs.
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The Poverty of Policy and Practice [1]

For the last five years since Harvard I, Research ICT Africa (RIA) has been systematically collecting current supply side ICT indicators, and developing the only systematic demand side ICT indicators, in 18 countries across the continent in order to understand policy reform on the continent.
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Access Beyond Developmentalism: Technology and the Intellectual Life of the Poor

In February 2009 we invited the French philosopher Jacques Ranciere to Delhi for the release of his book “Nights of Labour” which we had translated into Hindi, and to have a conversation with a group of young writers and practitioners at the Cybermohalla (“CM”) in Dakshinpuri.

A Response to "A Dialogue on ICTs, Human Development, Growth and Poverty Reduction"

1.0    What has changed since 2003?
Many things, but the most significant in terms of developing countries is the transformation of the role and position of mobile networks and services.  
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A Response to "A Dialogue on ICTs, Human Development, Growth and Poverty Reduction"

There has been great progress in identifying important services (informational and financial and other) that affect the ability of the poor and indeed large parts of developing country populations to conduct transactions at reasonable cost and to start and run businesses.  That said there is evidence that this progress is far from complete.
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