Series No . 1 ‘ Informational Capabilities ’-The Missing Link for the Impact of ICT on development

  title={Series No . 1 ‘ Informational Capabilities ’-The Missing Link for the Impact of ICT on development},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn-S{\"o}ren Gigler},
Under what conditions can information and communications technologies (ICTs) enhance the well-being of poor communities? The paper designs an alternative evaluation framework (AEF) that applies Sen‘s capability approach to the study of ICTs in order to place people‘s well-being, rather than technology at the center of the study. The AEF develops an impact chain that examines the mechanisms by which access to, and meaningful use of, ICTs can enhance peoples ―informational capabilities‖ and can… CONTINUE READING

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