ICT, PRSPs, and MDGs

BANURI, Tariq
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October 2003

This paper considers the dissemination of ICT within various conceptual frameworks, calling for approaches that start with the needs and desires of poor people for information. It is strongly illustrated with examples from India and Pakistan. Banuri then turns to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to the potential of ICT to support progress in meeting these goals. Finally, he criticises governments for lack of a coherent, human development-based ICT policy emphasizing the MDGs, while suggesting that civil society has done better

Meeting:
Asian Forum on Information and Communication Technology Policies and e-Strategies
Kuala Lumpur
20-22 October 2003
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