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Author: Samia Melhem
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: economic, empowerment, socio, women, communication, technologies, information
Number of Pages: 99
Published: 2009-10-02
ISBN-10: 0821381334
ISBN-13: 9780821381335

This paper reviews how women in the developing world access and use information and communication technology (ICT). It examines the discourse and controversies surrounding the digital gender divide, including links to poverty and illiteracy. Major themes concerning women and ICTs are explored, such as women in the ICT workforce, how girls and women relate differently to ICT, and opportunities and barriers for women in science and technology in general. Current research relating to gender and ICT is often country-specific and is more prevalent in developed countries than in developing countries
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD
Keywords: evidence, implications, measurement, ict, impact, economic
Number of Pages: 299
Published: 2004-03-26
ISBN-10: 9264021035
ISBN-13: 9789264021037

Information and communications technology (ICT) has become a key driver of economic growth over the past decade. The rapid diffusion of the Internet, of mobile telephony and of broadband networks all demonstrate how pervasive this technology has become. But how precisely does ICT affect economic growth and the efficiency of firms? And how well can these effects be measured? This report provides an overview of the economic impact of ICT on economic performance, and the ways through which it can be measured. Using available OECD data, the first part of the book examines the available measures of
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: youth, adults, school, supporting, learning, ict
Number of Pages: 175
Published: 2006-05-30
ISBN-10: 9264012273
ISBN-13: 9789264012271

Across both the industrialised and the developing worlds, educators have high hopes for information and communications technology (ICT). ICT has been seen as a potentially powerful tool for raising educational performance and increasing access to learning by the disadvantaged. Can it live up to these hopes? And does it have particular relevance to the needs of out-of-school youth and adults with inadequate educational qualifications and low literacy skills? This volume contains important lessons for educators and policy makers. First, raising motivation is a key factor in encouraging disenchan
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: school, youth, adults, supporting, learning, training, policy, ict, education
Number of Pages: 175
Published: 2006-05-12
ISBN-10: 9264012281
ISBN-13: 9789264012288

Across both the industrialised and the developing worlds, educators have high hopes for information and communications technology (ICT). ICT has been seen as a potentially powerful tool for raising educational performance and increasing access to learning by the disadvantaged. Can it live up to these hopes? And does it have particular relevance to the needs of out-of-school youth and adults with inadequate educational qualifications and low literacy skills? This volume contains important lessons for educators and policy makers. First, raising motivation is a key factor in encouraging disencha
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Author: Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: growth, technologies, communication, information, contribution
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0821357220
ISBN-13: 9780821357224

'Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth' is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.The worldwide development of information and communication technology (ICT) has accelerated dramatically over the past decade. Technological advances and increased competition have led to falling prices for ICT goods and services, which has provided a strong incentive to replace other forms of capital and labor with information technology equipment. Increased
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Author: World Bank. Global Information & Communication Tec
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: increasing, impact, extending, development, communications, information
Number of Pages: 342
Published: 2009-05-26
ISBN-10: 0821376055
ISBN-13: 9780821376058

Information and communication technology (ICT) is a critical part of the ever more integrated global economy, where knowledge-based activities have become increasingly important and pervasive. ICT enables people, governments, and businesses around the world to acquire and share ideas, expertise, and services, helping to create and sustain opportunities for economic development on an unprecedented scale. Accelerated knowledge transfer and technological diffusion amplify the competitive advantages of fast-learning economies. As the information requirements for innovation in economic and social a
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Author: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: divide, digital, bridge, learning
Number of Pages: 142
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 9264182888
ISBN-13: 9789264182882

Across the OECD, attention is focusing increasingly on what has been dubbed the "digital divide" - a term that refers to the gaps in access to information and communication technology (ICT). The stakes are high, as ICT is now integral to the social ...
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