Go ahead, name them. Yes, count them off with your fingers. I bet you can name six in less than 60 seconds. You probably got to 16 or 26 in that time period. Bonus points if you add your list in the comments section.
Public libraries play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times.
A huge aspect of international development is capacity building – training and supporting people to change their behaviour and improve their skills in ways perceived to be better. But don’t people already know what they need to do to better themselves? And aren’t they capable of making those decisions? So why not just give them the cash to do it.