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On the Front Lines: Supporting Health Workers that Deliver Lifesaving Vaccines

One of the greatest successes in global health in the past 25 years has been the slashing of

Transforming state-citizen relations in food security schemes: the computerized ration card management system in Kerala

This paper looks at the application of ICTs to the improvement of state-citizen relations in a developing country context. It argues that, to maximise responsiveness of the government, ICTs need to target the structural problems in state-citizen relations, from which unresponsiveness of the state to citizens is generated.

Digital Development: From Principle to Practice

(Washington DC, USA) The Principles for Digital Development are a set of 9 guiding principles to help donors and development organizations integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) into development projects (

International Dialogue on Migration 2016

(UN Headquarters - New York) The 2016 International Dialogue on Migration, hosted by IOM, will be dedicated to reviewing migration aspects of SDGs.

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

This research, based on a survey of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while the majority of men and women own a mobile phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in the same communities.

“Mobilizing” the Global Community Workforce for Resilient Primary Health Systems

I am inspired by Paul Jones’s new article in opensource.com on mHero, a mobile phone-based platform that helps ministries of health stay in touch with their fr

AfTerFibre 2016

It is now nearly five years since I first dreamt of a public map of African terrestrial fibre projects.  Inspired by the popularity of the map of African Undersea Cables, it seemed a natural next step as investment in terrestrial networks has grown.  The project turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined.

ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience

This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context,
this paper examines an interventionist ICT policy undertaken by Kudumbasree (an innovative women based participatory programme)

The effect of information technology on wage inequality: evidence from Indian manufacturing sector

A persistent widening of skill based wage inequality in the Indian
Organised Manufacturing sector has been reported by many researchers. Two main hypotheses had been tested in developed economies to explain such a phenomenon; an inter-sectoral shift in demand structure and an intra-sectoral shift in production technology.

Resolving the Free Basics Paradox

Today the Indian communication regulator announced that it would forbid the provision of differential pricing for data services on the basis of content.

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