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What is ICT for Development

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
It deals with the application of Information and communication technologies for social development. The idea is based on the hypothesis that effective information and communication technologies help in improving the human development characteristics like income, education, health, and security particularly in developing countries.
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Cyber Capability Framework: A Tool to Evaluate ICT for Development Projects
Shib Shankar Dasgupta (, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7.ch021
This chapter discusses a new theoretical framework, the Cyber Capability Framework, to broaden discussions on ICT for development projects in developing countries from simple growth and access through information infrastructure to an understanding of the complexities involved in the social developments of ordinary citizens. The six dimensions of the Framework, namely, information, technology, process, vision, skills, and management dimension, help in locating the ICT for development projects within the political, economic, and social contexts in particular developing countries.
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