International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)

International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)

Editor-in-Chief: Hakikur Rahman (Institute of Computer Management and Science, Bangladesh)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 12 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1935-5661|EISSN: 1935-567X|DOI: 10.4018/IJICTHD
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Information and communication technologies are directly influencing the way human beings are engaging themselves in their routine activities. The governance including socio-economic environment needs a catalyst for social change for human development. Currently, technologies are required to play the role of a catalyst to bring this social change for human development. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) will compile theoretical and empirical works that significantly contribute to the still unexplored field of how ICTs can make a difference in the lives of human beings and contribute to human development.

Topics Covered

  • ICTs and citizen participation
  • ICTs and commerce
  • ICTs and culture
  • ICTs and education
  • ICTs and ethics
  • ICTs and gender equality
  • ICTs and governance
  • ICTs and health
  • ICTs and human empowerment
  • ICTs and human rights
  • ICTs and international cooperation
  • ICTs and political development
  • ICTs and poverty alleviation
  • ICTs and rural development
  • ICTs and social change
  • ICTs and social media
  • ICTs and social networks
  • ICTs and socio-economic development
  • ICTs and the environment
  • ICTs and urban development
  • Knowledge for human development
  • Policy making with regard to ICTs for development

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) is to bring improvement in governance including the socio-economic political environment of society. IJICTHD identifies potential processes, tools, techniques, and applications for the development of human beings and provides insightful analysis about those factors (also contextual and institutional ones) that affect ICTs for human development initiatives. Proposing strategies to both governance and international cooperation organizations for moving forward, this journal also addresses future challenges.

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Reviews and Testimonials

IJICTHD reverberates role of ICT in assuring human development through well-articulated articles. The variety of issues that have been highlighted in the Journal since inception, relook at the possibility of relating technological innovations with attaining human equity. The inclusion of ethics building through ICT has given it an added academic mileage that serves the larger and much needed perspective of social transformation. This Journal promotes new concepts and empirical researches in logically versed formats thus providing important guideposts for researchers. The journal is epicenter of understanding human development through technological proliferation.

– Sangeeta Sharma, Department of Public Administration, University of Rajasthan, India

Some of the most interesting ICT-related innovations are taking place in the area of Human Development. The IJICTHD brings new experiences and practices from around the world in order to stimulate new work, as well as providing additional sources for debate. From this perspective, it contributes to the rapidly emerging field of development informatics and is becoming a fresh new reference for practitioners, policy-makers and academics alike. Moreover, while the new practices and innovations that it showcases come in almost all cases from the global South, the Senian, Human Development approach that it is based on make it a useful reference for the richer, more highly developed countries as well. In short, the IJICTHD is becoming a major ICT4D reference to follow and periodically consult.

– Manuel Acevedo, Strategic Management, Latin American and Caribbean Telecenter Network, Argentina, Argentina

This journal is sensitive to the challenges of development. It encourages understanding of the fact that ICTs are never neutral. Technology push has not been effective historically and it is not the answer when it comes to digital technologies and services. Capability building and demand-side initiatives are always essential and they must reflect local needs and arrangements. The articles in this journal make essential reading and are helping to develop insight into the way that ICTs can be used in empowering ways.

– Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

The advent of the new global economy has underlined the importance of information and communications technologies for the 21st century. Economic progress and human development increasingly will be determined by the visionary application and sustainable development of not only the resources under our feet but the brain power between our ears. In this journey, the pivotal role of information and communications technology stands as a fundamental cornerstone of this foundation. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will serve the academic community, policy makers and the general public by providing academic papers and scholarly research by noted experts in the field in order to stimulate informed discussion and debate. It will become a catalyst for advancing the frontiers of knowledge in this contemporary field of human endeavor.

– Constantine Passaris, University of New Brunswick, Canada

IJICTHD presents high quality theoretical research works and case studies on how communities can benefit from ICTs in improving their livelihood, i.e., to live a long and healthy life, to be educated and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living, and to have political freedom, guaranteed human rights and personal self-respect.

– Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia

By highlighting human concerns of ICTs, the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will be of great value to planners and policy makers.

– M. P. Satija, Guru Nanak Dev University, India

Human development is a grotesquely inequitable process. Women account for nearly 70% of the 1.2 billion people currently living in extreme poverty. 100 million older people live on less than a dollar a day, and 80% of older people in developing countries have no regular income. In Bolivia, the poverty rate among the non-white population is 37%, compared with 17% for the white population. In Tanzania, households with disabled members are 20% more likely to be living in poverty. How can information and communications technologies contribute to a more balanced approach to human development? It is high time we had the answers, and it is high time the answers were put into effect. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will reveal examples and issues of concern that will allow a more inclusive process of human development through the use of ICTs.

– Roger Harris, Roger Harris Associates, Hong Kong

One of the most important applied ICT research fields is electronic government. Because the work of government and public administration is centered on producing and delivering information, ICTs will play a strategic role in modernizing government. Processes and structures can not only be optimized, but profoundly transformed. Thus, the importance of ICTs for better government and e-government will be a key aspect of the new International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development.

– Tino Schuppan, Institute for eGovernment, Germany

Information communication technology (ICT) is altering modern society in many expected and unexpected ways. Technology's effects are felt particularly strongly in the area of human development. That is why the IJICTHD serves a vital role in the scholarly community. The journal is the flagship international journal for the publication of significant research regarding ICT's impact on political, social, and economic structures, not to mention its effects on human culture on a worldwide scale.

– Robert Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA

The growing emphasis on the contributions of information and communication technologies to all aspects of society, combined with widespread speculation about the implications, means that there is an urgent need for research which privileges communicative relationships and human development. This journal will be responsive to that need.

– Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Technology has been at the heart of human progress and has been a key feature of human identity. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development is the only international journal focusing on socio-economic impact of ICT. This peer reviewed journal offers a timely and critical platform to promote further understanding between ICT and human development.

– Subhajit Basu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

How information and communications technology (ICT) is actually able to address global, regional, and national human development issues have begun to come to the forefront of debates taking place around the world. The IJICTHD will offer a timely and critical platform to foster further understanding in this scholarly area.

– Muhammad Rafiq, International Islamic University, Pakistan

Knowledge Society has added new dimensions to development. Not just in terms of the access to the New Information and Communication Technologies, but also referring to their consequences on poverty, education, labor, democratic participation, genre equality and civil rights, among others. But, because it is a very recent field and started to be studied in different centers and universities all over the world, it is very important to have a space where to gather all this research together. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development can do this job - promoting the exchange of ideas and their dissemination to all those who might be interested on them.

– María Frick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

The advent of ICTs, particularly the Internet, has brought about a phenomenal change in the way and manner business is transacted throughout the world. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development serves the purpose of publishing research findings in the areas of electronic and mobile business, management information systems, and operational management.

– Charles Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria

Information communication technologies have transformed the lives of people as well as organizations. This automated environment has led to digital divide, which is depriving the cause of human development. The technologies should come up to fill this gap and work collectively to literate the people to enable them to earn basic necessities. IJICTHD has put this pious effort in its objectives. The journal represents valuable resources for the information and communication technologies communities to advance the knowledge and work collectively for the development of human beings.

– Susheel Chhabra, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, India

By now it is accepted as common sense that ICTs are means to an end or tools rather than an end in themselves. Yet do we assume too much about our common understanding or vision of what that end is? Before we can focus on how ICTs can help us achieve our goals, let us reiterate a common vision of human development that encompasses economic, social and political development. With that vision as a constant guiding light, the journal will explore the HOW... how can we ensure the most effective use of ICTs for HUMAN development?

– Barbara Fillip, DOT-COM Alliance, USA

Many magazines specialize on the separate sides of ICT application in society. However, problems of human development in a complex are insufficiently covered yet in special publications. IJICTHD offers the timely program.

– Constantin Gaindric, National Council of Accreditation and Attestation and Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences, Moldova

In the context of information revolution, the information and communication technologies play a major role in almost every aspect of human development and International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development enclaves those aspects. The journal focuses on in-depth study and research with experimentally verified outcomes for the benefit of its readers.

– Hakikur Rahman, Institute of Computer Management & Science, Dhaka

It is increasingly acknowledged that the full potential of information communication technologies (ICTs) in human development will only be realized when we move beyond the provision of information and truly engage with how individuals may be better equipped to convert any such information into meaningful actions. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development is both timely and increasingly relevant in seeking to explore precisely just how this may be achieved.

– Alex Robinson, University of Huddersfield, UK

Human Development is about enlarging people's choices. Information and Communication Technologies have been increasingly advocated in recent years as a means by which human development can be achieved. ICTs can provide access to knowledge which is argued to provide people with better health, education, participation and many other aspects of human development. IJICTHD provides both academics and practitioners with theoretical and practical research that will help in making better use of ICTs to contribute to development.

– Saheer Al-Jaghoub, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan

For all areas, the use of ICT, or should I say exploiting the potential of ICT, is not an end in itself. ICT is an important and helpful tool (and also has a role as a leverage factor), but it must always be embedded in the respective areas of expertise, such as technical and vocational training and education, alliance management, technical advisory services, tighten controlling and, last but not least, detailed knowledge of local structures and circumstances. The International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development will bring the reader on top of new strategies and developments.

– Herbert Henke, GTZ, Germany

ICT for Development (ICT4D) is an emergent scientific discourse and International Journal of ICT and Human Development is providing excellent platform for researchers to publish results enhancing ICT4D discourse. Empirical and theoretical contributions by the research published in IJICTHD are of high quality and provide guidelines for policy makers and government officials.

– Saqib Saeed, University of Siegen, Germany

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Hakikur Rahman, an academic of over 25 years, has served leading education institutes and established various ICT projects funded by ADB, UNDP and World Bank in Bangladesh. He is currently serving the BRAC University in Bangladesh. He has written/edited more than 15 books, 35 book chapters and contributed over 100 papers/articles in Journals, Magazines, News papers and Conference Proceedings on ICTs, education, governance and research. Graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1981, he has received his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1986 and completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, BVI, UK in 2001.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Maria Matiatou, The American College of Greece, Greece
Associate Editors
Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez, IEEE Computer Society e-Government STC, United States
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Ismael Peña-López, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Jung-Whan Marc de Jong, State University of New York / FIT, United States
Mila Gasco, Center for Technology in Government, United States
Panayiota Tsatsou, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Sangeeta Sharma, University of Rajasthan, India
Editorial Review Board
A.V. Senthil Kumar, Hindusthan College of Arts and Sciences, India
Abdullah Almobarraz, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Saudi Arabia ORCID
Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia ORCID
Ali Alawneh, Philadelphia University, Jordan ORCID
Ana Miric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Antonio Marturano, Swiss School of Management Rome ORCID
Carlos Nunes Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal ORCID
Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
Edward Halpin, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Francesca Comunello, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
Gashaw Kebede, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia ORCID
George Jamil, Informações em Rede C e T Ltda, Brazil ORCID
Jamal Shahin, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jenifer Sunrise Winter, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
Kiran Ravulakollu, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India
Lauri Goldkind, Fordham University, United States
Luis Luna-Reyes, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
M.P. Satija, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Manuel Acevedo, International Development Cooperation, Argentina
Mergen Dyussenov, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Minerva Gail Hawkins, Independent Researcher, United States ORCID
Mohammed El Amine Abdelli, University of Salamanca, Spain ORCID
N. Raghavendra Rao, FINAIT Consultancy Services, India
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States ORCID
Pawan Kumar Tiwari, St. Ann’s College, Assam, India
Princely Ifinedo, Brock University, Canada
Pushpanathan Thiruvenkadam, SCSVMV University
Robert Cropf, Saint Louis University, United States
Robin Mansell, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Saayan Chattopadhyay, Baruipur College, India ORCID
Sam Goundar, British University Vietnam, Viet Nam ORCID
Sangeeta Dhamdhere, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India ORCID
Saqib Saeed, Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal Uinversity, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Sattar Bader Sadkhan Al-Maliky, University of Babylon- Information Technology College, Iraq
Sowmya B J, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India
Stephen Bekoe, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana, Ghana
Teresa Torres-Coronas, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain ORCID
Tino Schuppan, University of Potsdam, Germany
Utku Kose, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey ORCID
Victoria Badura, Chadron State College, United States ORCID
Xiaoqun Zhang, University of North Texas, United States


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