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What can ICTs do for the rural poor?
by Alfonso Gumucio Dagron

Abstract:
Keynote paper at "Six years of experience in bridging the digital divide using people-based technology", roundtable organised by IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development, at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS), Geneva, November 2003. The paper questions certain assumptions on ICTs for development: First: "development is a matter of technology"; Second: "development is a matter of information"; and Third: "information technologies are equal to development". The author suggests the need of "a smaller world, with bigger communities".

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Publication Type: Conference / Unpublished Paper: 6 pages
Publisher: IFAD-FIDA (2003)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Language: English

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