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The mobile communications services industry in India: has it led to India becoming a manufacturing hub for telecommunication equipments?

The growth performance of the Indian mobile communications services industry is now reasonably well recorded. It is one of the few industries in India which has travelled significantly from being a monopolistic and somnolent industry from the innovation point of view to an extremely competitive and technologically speaking dynamic industry.

Can digital jobs solve Africa's unemployment crisis

In Africa more than two hundred million people are aged between 15 and 24, and this number is likely to double in the next 30 years. As these young people look to enter the workforce many will face unsafe, insecure, part-time, poorly paid work or unemployment.

Mobile phone interventions for improving economic and productive outcomes for farm and non - farm rural enterprises and households in low and middle - income countries

The link between economic growth, development and the ability to communicate over distances is a topic that has been extensively debated in available literature. There are three possible impacts of improved communication technologies: they are beneficial in development terms, they are neutral; or they are harmful.

Technology Justice: A call to action

This publication from Practical Action is a call to action for readers to join a movement for Technology Justice. The authors argue that while technology is at the heart of human development its benefits are not fairly shared. And the environmental impact of our use of technology is pushing our planet to crisis point.

Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar

Low administrative capacity and pervasive corruption constrain the performance of social insurance programs in many low-income settings. The increasing availability of e-governance, i.e., the application of information and communication technology for delivering public services,

Training toolkit: the monitoring and evaluation for information literacy training initiatives in Africa: a journey approach

Information literacy is the ability to acquire information, to interpret it and to treat it in an intelligent and critical manner. This toolkit isaimed at those who design and/or run information literacy training. The toolkit refers to measuring the competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes, confidence and behaviours) of information literate individuals.

Digital Dividends: the World Development Report 2016

The 2016 World Development Report from the World Bank looks at the impacts of digital expansion on global development and finds that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations.

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. Overview booklet

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed.

Linked Open Data: The Essentials A Quick Start Guide for Decision Makers

"Linked Open Data: The Essentials" is a a quick start guide for decision makers who need to quickly get up to speed with the Linked Open Data (LOD) concept and who want to make their organisation a part of this movement.

Synthesis report: Big data for climate change and disaster resilience: realising the benefits for developing countries

Despite some promising results, there are barriers, gaps and risks associated with the application and use of Big Data in supporting resilience in developing countries. Many of these challenges are similar to those that have emerged in related areas– notably in the ICT for Development (ICT4D) and Participatory GIS (PGIS) field.