JP’s preview of ICT4D class


My knowledgeable colleague and friend John Palfrey has posted an interesting and thought-provocative comment on the state-of-the-art of ICT for development, the topic of next week’s I&S class we’re co-teaching at Harvard Extension School. A critical view on ICT4D was recently published in The Economist — read the editorial and this article. The promise of mobile phones emphasized by the author has been discussed for many years from different perspectives; we mentioned it in this context, for instance.
BTW, a good starting point to get an overview of recent ICT4D initiatives might be this resource guide.

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