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Developing countries and information and communication technologies (ICTs) : from digital divide to digital opportunity to closing the reality gap

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Colleen VanderstaayColleen Vanderstaay
Information and communication technologies (lCTs) and in particular the Internet could have great implications for developing countries. The implications of ICTs for developing countries could be seen as evolving through three phases - encompassing the digital divide viewed as a threat, the digital opportunity providing developing nations with a means of hastening development and a third phase identifying a reality gap between what was planned and what has resulted based on the empirical evidence emerging from initiatives by international agencies to address the digital divide and digital opportunity. Developments in India and Africa will highlight progress made in developing countries.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Refereed papers from the 5th International Conference on Information Technology in Regional Areas (ITiRA), Caloundra, Queensland, Australia, 15 - 17 December 2003

Start Page

135

End Page

143

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

01/01/2003

Finish Date

01/01/2003

ISBN-10

1876674679

Location

Caloundra, Qld.

Publisher

ITiRA 2003 Conference Committee, Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Additional Rights

CC-BY-ND-NC

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

ITIRA Conference