[FoME] Impact Study / Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter

Sofie Jannusch Sofie.Jannusch at CAMECO.ORG
Fr Jan 17 14:01:55 CET 2014

Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs
Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in
extending the benefits of information and communication technologies
(ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to
contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent
times. The Global Impact Study was designed to address this debate by
generating evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public
access ICTs in eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile,
Ghana, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa. This report
summarizes the study’s key findings, situating public access in the
context of national development, discussing some disputed issues, and
providing recommendations for policymakers, public access practitioners
and researchers. The results show that a central impact of public access
is the promotion of digital inclusion through technology access,
information access, and development of ICT skills. Both users and
non-users report positive impacts in various social and economic areas
of their lives.
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