Can information and communications technology applications contribute to poverty reduction ? Lessons from rural India

@inproceedings{Cecchini2003CanIA,
  title={Can information and communications technology applications contribute to poverty reduction ? Lessons from rural India},
  author={Simone Cecchini and Christopher Scott},
  year={2003}
}
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can reduce poverty by improving poor people’s access to education, health, government and financial services. ICT can also help small farmers and artisans by connecting them to markets. It is clear that in rural India -as well as in much of the developing worldrealization of this potential is not guaranteed. This paper outlines a simple model to explain why a digital divide may exist between rich and poor. Low-cost access to information… CONTINUE READING
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