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Impact of information technology in trade facilitation on small and medium-sized enterprises in Bangladesh* - op84.pdf

This paper focuses on the impact of information technology (IT) on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to reap the maximum possible benefits of global trade integration through effective trade performance. The overall objective of the study was to consider the implications of trade facilitation measures, particularly of IT for the SMEs in Bangladesh.

HRH Global Resource Center February Update

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).
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Chariboan Joi Prepares Journalism Workshop for Shipibo Youth

Foto usada con permiso del proyecto.OJIRU and Alianza Arkana members check the workshop program.

If Digital Freedom is a Myth, How Can We Ethically Provide Access to Cutting-Edge Technology?

Ethics is an ever-present theme in Development and one which is sometimes overlooked in ICT4D/Technology for Development – a field in which people can sometimes get carried away with the supposed transformational potential of technology. So it is refreshing to arrive at a Technology Salon explicitly setting out to discuss these complex ethical issues. Lead...

Inveneo Begins Internet Connectivity Training in Sierra Leone

As part of the Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ERCI) project that Inveneo is doing with other partners, the next step is underway – training local technicians in Sierra Leone.

How open government can turn evil thanks to big data and machine learning

The New Yorker recently published an insightful article called „We Know How You Feel - Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait.“, which discusses the potential of machine learning and big data. The author tells the story of how advanced facial recognition has developed.

Pulse Lab Jakarta & UNDP team up to offer 'Data Innovation Grants' in Indonesia

Author: 
Mellyana Frederika & Derval Usher
Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) and the

7 Technology Salon Aspirations for Better ICT4D in 2015

Technology Salon NYC had another banner year of great discussions. To cap it off and start the 2015 series of events, we had a unique Salon. We shared our hopes and fears for 2015, with three amazing lead discussants to guide the conversation: Felicity Ruby, long-time activist and currently ThoughtWorks’ Director of Global Internet Policy;...

Indian innovation systems and emergence of biopharmaceutical sector: issues and prospects

With the advent of biotechnology in the pharmaceutical sector, the Indian innovation system seems to get set for a major paradigm shift.

What OpenHIE Means—and Could Mean—for Health Sectors around the World

At the Global mHealth Forum in December, one session stood out to me in substance and approach: it was on a collaborative effort called OpenHIE.Ski

Pulse Lab Kampala opens, mobilising a data revolution for Uganda’s sustainable development

Author: 
Anoush Rima Tatevossian
On Thursday 29 January 2015,  The Prime Mini

Delivering on a data revolution in sub-Saharan Africa

Statistical systems that work to improve policy and enhance accountability allow all stakeholders to freely exchange high-quality data to ensure that funding and development efforts are working. Governments, international institutions, and donors need good data on basic development metrics to plan, budget, and evaluate their activities.

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