Documents

The impact small devices can have on development

As technology becomes easier to use, more affordable and widespread, new sustainable development solutions are a reality. This paper from the Academy for Educational Development describes a few examples of the practical application of small technologies... Link | Read more...

Report on the impact of ICTs on Gross National Income in developing countries

This research paper assesses the impact of ICTs (which includes the Internet, mobile phone, pager, personal computer, and telephone) on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in developing countries in 2005. Link | Read more...

Report on Low-Power PC Research Project

New research initiated by Computer Aid International has identified the preferred low-cost, low-power computer solutions appropriate for rural settings in developing countries. Computer Aid's PCs have proven to be the most cost-effective computer... | Read more...

A New Model for Rural Connectivity, report from World Resources Institute

Several options exist to get connectivity into rural areas. Mobile wireless (cellular) networks are expanding rapidly and provide some rural coverage, but are expensive and only advanced networks have significant capacity to transmit data; in most... Link | Read more...

Technology Spending Patterns and Poverty Level Change

This case study examines the spending behaviour of households with mobile phones in rural Uganda and whether such strategies such as substitutions have affected the well-being of these community members. Link | Read more...

Village voice, towards inclusive information technologies

A decade ago it was dubbed the ‘digital divide’. Now, the gap in information and communications technologies (ICTs) between North and South is gradually shrinking. The developing world accounts for two-thirds of total mobile phone subscriptions,... Link | Read more...

Low-cost computing devices and initiatives for the developing world

A short inventory of known projects related to 'low cost ICT user devices for the developing world', with special attention to the education sector. The projects and products included in this idiosyncratic list run the gamut from small research projects... Link | Read more...

Wireless Networking in the Developing World

Wireless Networking in the Developing World is a free book about building low-cost wireless network infrastructure. In it you will find information on: How to design a wireless network that extends the reach of an existing Internet connection,... Link | Read more...

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