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This guide highlights the latest global research, policy and practice in the field of ICT4D – particularly work which originates from the developing world. Its primary target audience is researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in the ICT4D sector.
The internet: who's in and who's out
Bridge at night
C. Stowers / Panos Pictures

1st August 2014 marks 15 years since Eldis first registered its internet domain name eldis.org. So how has the internet changed over that 15 year period and who have been the winners and losers as a result? This timeline uses International Telecommunication Union statistics and other research to highlight some the key developments in global internet use and looks at how the world has changed since that day in August 1999.

Latest Documents

Reluctant to return? The primacy of social networks in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees in Uganda
C. Karooma / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014
Two decades after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, tens of thousands of refugees remain in exile. Since October 2002, the governments of Rwanda and Uganda, and UNHCR have been playing an active role in promoting the voluntary repatriation...
Self Help Group bank linkage: through the responsible finance lens
P. Agarwal; M. Sharma; A.K. Champatiray / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2013
The self-help group (SHG) program began as a women’s empowerment initiative in the 1980’s and added a significant component in 1992, when it linked a small number of SHGs with banks. The objective of this report is to revi...
Impact of EKO’s SimpliBank on the saving behaviour and practices of low income customers: the Indian experience
M.A. Nandhi / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2012
India has the second largest financially excluded poor in the world, yet given the rising mobile phone usage in the country, m-banking has a great potential for reaching unbanked population. In this respect, EKO mobile banking is an e...
South-south technology transfer: criteria for evaluation of public policies in the BRICS countries
BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS, 2013
This Policy Brief reviews the existing literature concerned with analytical and conceptual models to evaluate technology transfer (TT) practices in cooperation projects, aiming at contributing to the formulation of effective public po...
A fine balance: mapping cyber (in)security in Latin America
G. Diniz; R. Muggah / Igarape Institute, 2012
Cyber-security is emerging as a dominant area of concern amongst many governments and civil societies across Latin America. Although the existence of cyberspace is already generating a massive evolution in all aspects of life, it is e...
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