ICTs for Health, Education, and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases

ICTs for Health, Education, and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases

Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 340
ISBN13: 9781466636439|ISBN10: 1466636432|EISBN13: 9781466636446|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3643-9


Advancing technologies play an important role in the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic policies. The subsequent outcomes between these areas require a better understanding and assessment in order to pursue further efficient coordination.

ICTs for Health, Education and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases discusses the benefits that can be gained from the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic areas. Providing a regional focus on the Southern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab economies, this book is essential for researchers, scholars, developers, policy makers, and graduate students interested in these specific regions and studies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Policy
  • Fragmented and Coordinated Actions
  • Health, Education, Social, and Economic Capital as Components of Wealth
  • Human Aspects of Technology
  • ICTs and Coordination
  • Social Computing
  • Social Deficits, Social Cohesion and Human Development
  • Socioeconomic Policies

Reviews and Testimonials

Driouchi (applied economics, Al Akhawayn U., Morocco) considers the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in promoting the social and economic coordination of activities at the levels of individuals, groups, organizations, and countries, focusing on the coordination benefits that occur between education, health, and other socioeconomic areas and the context of South Mediterranean countries, especially the Middle East and North Africa and Arab economies. He discusses concepts, strategies, and applications to countries, including fragmentation, coordination, and related models for assessment, and the complexity of analysis of interdependencies of health, education, and economic outcomes and the requirements for mobilization of advanced software in these operations. He describes the use of ICTs in coordinating health, education, women empowerment, and poverty alleviation; a framework that applies to the coordination of interdependent sectors; social deficits, social cohesion, ICTs, and Millennium Development Goals; the effects of risks on interdependencies and the implied socioeconomic policies; and strengthening these policies. The book is aimed at academics and individuals in public, private, and nongovernmental agencies, as well as policymakers, international organizations, and engineering and business students and other scholars.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ahmed Driouchi holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a “Doctorate –ès- Sciences” in Economics from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco.He is a professor of Applied Economics at Al Akhawayn University and also Dean of the Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies. His current work emphasizes the economics of knowledge for development, with focus on education, health, and poverty. His geographical area of research covers the Arab, MENA and the Mediterranean economies, with their relation to Europe. Ahmed has produced many different scientific articles and has spent several years looking at the economics of Intellectual Property Rights and Innovations. The most recent areas covered include market analysis of pharmaceuticals and patents besides theory and applications, and contribution to the migration of skilled labor. His active affiliation with FEMISE has been of great help to him in generating new ideas and innovative research outcomes.