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Global Digital Opportunities: National Strategies of "ICT for Development"

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Publication Date: December 2002

Publisher(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Author(s): Frederick S. Tipson; Claudia Frittelli

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Topic: Economics (Infrastructure)
Human rights (Economic, social, and cultural rights)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Digital Divide; Developing countries; Infrastructure; Information Technology for Development

Type: Report

Abstract:

Provides a broad overview of national development initiatives on information and communications technologies (ICTs) in the first few years of the 21st Century. Highlights some of the major opportunities and calls attention to some of the principal challenges and pitfalls that confront national leaders in their efforts to organize large-scale initiatives for change.