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Economic Development Through Improved Internet Access In Developing Countries


In this blog posts on information technology and humanitarian development have thus far focussed on the potential that is offered in tackling specific development problems. Lower levels of connectivity restrict the overall impact that higher levels of connectivity can have. … Continue reading

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The Changing Digital Divide and Mobile Technology


The United Nations Millennium Development Goals were discussed in the first blog post on Technology and Third World Development in 2011. The goals that had been set for 2015 were outlined and we are now in a position to understand … Continue reading

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How IT Innovation Is Transforming Africa


On December 5th 2012 I made a presentation as part of the AMREF Canada Coffeehouse Speakers Series on Global Development in Toronto. This post expands on that presentation. The United Nations agreed on their Millenium Goals in the year 2000, … Continue reading

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Interview With Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google


Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google discusses the development of the internet, its impact in the world today and its future in a wide ranging interview with Peter Carr of the Department of Management Sciences, in the … Continue reading

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Interview on February 6th 2012 with Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.


Interview on February 6th 2012 with Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Ian talks about globalisation, what it is, its impact and describes his forthcoming book on … Continue reading

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Technology and Developing Countries


This week we will be looking at the impact of information technology on developing countries and considering perspectives on whether technology will make a positive or negative contribution. We will look at examples of technology application and consider what might be necessary … Continue reading

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