John A. Daly: Links to materials on Information Technology in Development
I have provided a number of hot links to materials on the role of information and communications technologies in developing countries.
I have assigned Larry Press' paper and the papers by Crede and Mansell for classes, and "Internet Counts" I hope remains useful as a primer on the impacts of the Internet.
The Role of Computer Networks in Development by Larry Press
Three Booklets on ICTs in Developing Countries by Andreas Crede and Robin Mansell (eds.)
Internet Counts: Measuring the Impact of the Internet (in Africa)
"Knowledge for Development" is an important document for those interested in ICTs in developing nations. infoDev, the Leland Initiative and the Bellanet program are three significant foreign assistance efforts dealing with information and communications technology. The International Center for Communications in Development is a European center for work on ICTs and development.
Knowledge for Development: The World Development Report of 1998 of the World Bank
The infoDev Program
The Leland Initiative of USAID
The Bellanet Program hosted by the Canadian International Development Research Center
The International Institute for Communications in Development<
The Development Gateway Portal has a lot of information on development assistance. I am an advisor to its topic pages on ICT for Development and the Knowledge Economy, which seek to develop communities of interest around those topics.
The Development Gateway Portal
The ICT for Development community page of the Gateway
The Knowledge Economy community page of the Gateway
The Network Startup Resource Center site has a lot of information about internet connectivity in developing countries. The Payson Center focuses on technology and development, and the Humanity Development Library is on the Payson Center web site. The HDL has a set of aging books on information and communications technology in development. For those really interested in technology and development, there is a the Payson center offers a Master's degree.
Olivier M.J. Crepin-Leblond's web site on internet connectivity at the Network Startup Resource Center.
Mike Jensen has a great deal of information on Internet connectivity in Africa
Payson Center for International Development and