ICTDev Pulse

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.

“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.

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