20 November 2010

Harvard Forum essays on ICT4D

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ITID (Information Technologies & International Development) has come out with a special issue devoted to papers emerging from the second Harvard Forum on ICTs, Human Development, Growth and Poverty Reduction (audio cast).

The two-day Harvard Forum II was sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in September 2009.

ITID is a peer-reviewed, international, multidisciplinary quarterly that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICT) with economic and social development. It is designed for researchers and practitioners from the engineering and social sciences, technologists, policy makers, and development specialists.

Some highlights:
The mobile and the world – Amartya Sen
Some thoughts on ICT and growth – Michael Spence (Nobel in Economics, 2001)
Capital, power, and the next step in decentralization – Yochai Benkler
Decentralizing the mobile phone: a second ICT4D revolution – Ethan Zuckerman

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