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Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China: the potential of public libraries

China faces policy challenges related to the well-being of its ageing population. What distinguishes it is that rapid population ageing is occurring at a significantly lower income level than in comparable countries. Further, the country's one child policy has resulted in a limited caregiver base.

Shooting our hard drive into space and other ways to practise responsible development data

This book is offered as a first attempt to understand what responsible data means in the context of international development programming. It takes a broad view of development and also anticipates that some of the methods and lessons may have resonance for related fields and practitioners.

Young people and the digital divide in Egypt: an empirical study

Digital divide is a new phenomenon emerging with the development of the information and communication technologies (ICTs). The digital divide can be defined as the gap between those with a permanent, effective access to new ICTs and those with none.

Regional cooperation for infrastructure development: towards an institutional framework for investment in the IOR - ARC

Infrastructure plays a key role in promoting economic growth and development. Infrastructure is considered as a priority sector for investment in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC). Due to low domestic savings most of the member states in the region are quite dependent on foreign investment for capital formation.

How can government increase R&D activities in the Philippines?

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the last quarter of 2009 to undertake a study focusing on the identification of factors that drive multinational corporations (MNCs) and technology-based companies to locate in the Philippines and invest in innovative activities.
The study’s objectives were to:

Why some firms innovate and why others do not

Various studies have pointed to the Philippines’ meagre expenditures on research and development (R&D) activities, especially when viewed vis-a-vis those of its neighboring countries. Innovation, however, is not just confined to inventions and R&D. From an economics standpoint, an innovation must increase value, whether customer value or producer value.

Emerging Opportunities: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Tech-Enabled World

Paper exploring how ICTs are helping to overcome common M&E challenges, including “real-world” challenges and methodological and conceptual challenges. It offers ideas on untested areas where ICTs could play a role in evaluation, and an in-depth discussion of some of the new challenges, problems and risks that arise when incorporating ICTs into the M&E process as a whole.

Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies

The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently used as tools of gender-specific electoral and political violence.

Information and cmmunication technologies for women entrepreneurs: prospects and potential in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), in particular mobile phones, the internet, and computers, play an important role in accelerating business growth.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies - A Practical Guide

The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognised as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women, while reducing poverty and gender inequality.