ICT and inclusive growth and development: Impediment or useful tool?

Technological advancements have resulted in structural changes involving the reorganization of the global economy, an increase in trade, and globalization. As a result, nation-states across the world have benefited through an increase in capital flows and unprecedented access to information in contemporary society. Conventional wisdom suggests that increased investment in …

The Role of ICT in social-cultural development

Technology is increasingly being incorporated into the development of the creative and cultural sectors. In spite of the challenges that are being experienced in ensuring that all communities have access to technology, developing countries have demonstrated a willingness to harness their potential to create and distribute cultural content. Moreover, there …

The Role of ICT in promoting gender-inclusive development

Technological developments are transforming how people live and interact with one another. However, since technology mirrors the societies within which it exists, it is evident that it has failed to bridge the gender gap in the current society adequately. The existing power relations in an organization determine the enjoyment of …

The Role of ICT in poverty eradication

Technological developments are creating new opportunities for the achievement of positive outcomes in poverty eradication across the world. The first effect is that ICT increases awareness and literacy levels in communities across the world. The more educated a population is, the more likely that it will be able to embrace …

Challenges in ICT4D projects

Information and communication technology contribute to the growth and development of new colonies. The rapid adoption of mobile phones and internet access has played a crucial role in improving the quality of human life. However, many challenges remain in the utilization of technology in poverty eradication and development projects.   …