Category Archives: Ken Banks

Why Politics and Institutions (Still) Matter for ICT4D

essay by Aaron Shaw, a reply to Ken Banks Ken Banks’ provocative contribution to the Publius Project, “One Missed Call” boldly urges the ICT for Development (ICT4D) community to look beyond bureaucracy-heavy, top-down solutions to global poverty and inequality. In a similar spirit, my response to Ken’s piece will take the form of a question, […]

One Missed Call?

Refocusing our attention on the social mobile long tail Essay By Ken Banks, Founder, kiwanja.net In “The White Man’s Burden – Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good”, William Easterly’s frustration at large-scale, top-down, bureaucracy-ridden development projects runs to an impressive 384 pages. While Easterly […]