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World social protection report: building economic recovery, inclusive development, and social justice
International Labour Organization 2014
This ILO World Social Protection Report provides a global overview of the organisation of the world’s social protection systems for 2014/2015. The report takes its point of departure in the global inequities in the provision of ...
Beyond 2000: An assessment of infrastructure policies
R.B. Serafica / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
Infrastructure is a critical policy area affecting investment, productivity and equity within the aggregate strategy for attaining sustainable growth and development. A study by World Bank indicates a need between $38 to 48 billion fo...
Mobile Phones and Poverty Alleviation: A Survey Study in Rural Tanzania
H Mpogole 2008
Access to telecommunication has been cited as a factor for economic development. As such it is expected that mobile phones would increase growth, alleviate poverty and overcome the perceived digital divide. Although the literature is ...
Information and Communications Technologies as a Pathway from Poverty: Evidence from East Africa
J May / International Development Research Centre 2014
Even prior to the current era of widespread mobile telephony and internet access, causal relationships between telecommunications infrastructure and economic output had been identified in the literature. Information and communication ...
Does ICT Benefit the Poor? Evidence from South Africa
S Klonner; P Nolen / Essex University 2008
We study the economic effects of the roll-out of mobile phone network coverage in rural South Africa. We address identifcation issues which arise from the fact that network roll-out cannot be viewed as an exogenous process to local ec...
ICTs and Poverty Eradication: Comparing Economic, Livelihoods and Capabilities Models
R Heeks / Centre for Development Informatics 2014
From the MDGs to the post-2015 development agenda, poverty eradication is arguably the single most important development goal. This paper asks how information and communication technologies can contribute to that goal. ICTs – mo...
Socioeconomic Effects of Broadband Speed
Ericsson true 2013
The main result of the study can be summarized as follows: >  Doubling broadband speeds for an economy can add 0.3 percent to GDP growth, in a simulation relative to the base year 2008 >  The benefits of ...
How has the World Social Forum included women’s rights and gender justice during its history? How are feminists working to change the forum? This short case study, written especially for the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements, pulls together commentaries of gender at the WSF in recent years.
Deloitte true / Deloitte 2014
Of the world’s 7 billion people, only 2.7 billion have access to the internet while the vast majority of the 4.3 billion that remain unconnected live in developing countries. The unconnected are typically the world’s poore...
Perceived impacts of access to Telecom at the Bottom of the Pyramid
H de Silva; A Zainudeen / Social Science Research Network 2006
Much has been said of the benefits of access to telecommunication especially at the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’. The economic as well as social benefits from such access can, in theory allow people to improve their life condit...
The Limited Impact of ICTs on Microenterprise Growth: A Study of Businesses Owned by Women in Urban India
H Chew / Information Technologies and International Development 2011
This article is presented as a response to the increasing need for rigorous impact assessment in ICT4D. The research reported here empirically examines whether ICTs enable microenterprise growth, to what degree, and under what conditi...
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World social protection report: building economic recovery, inclusive development, and social justice
International Labour Organization 2014
This ILO World Social Protection Report provides a global overview of the organisation of the world’s social protection systems for 2014/2015. The report takes its point of departure in the global inequities in the provision of ...
Beyond 2000: An assessment of infrastructure policies
R.B. Serafica / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
Infrastructure is a critical policy area affecting investment, productivity and equity within the aggregate strategy for attaining sustainable growth and development. A study by World Bank indicates a need between $38 to 48 billion fo...
Mobile Phones and Poverty Alleviation: A Survey Study in Rural Tanzania
H Mpogole 2008
Access to telecommunication has been cited as a factor for economic development. As such it is expected that mobile phones would increase growth, alleviate poverty and overcome the perceived digital divide. Although the literature is ...
Information and Communications Technologies as a Pathway from Poverty: Evidence from East Africa
J May / International Development Research Centre 2014
Even prior to the current era of widespread mobile telephony and internet access, causal relationships between telecommunications infrastructure and economic output had been identified in the literature. Information and communication ...
Does ICT Benefit the Poor? Evidence from South Africa
S Klonner; P Nolen / Essex University 2008
We study the economic effects of the roll-out of mobile phone network coverage in rural South Africa. We address identifcation issues which arise from the fact that network roll-out cannot be viewed as an exogenous process to local ec...
ICTs and Poverty Eradication: Comparing Economic, Livelihoods and Capabilities Models
R Heeks / Centre for Development Informatics 2014
From the MDGs to the post-2015 development agenda, poverty eradication is arguably the single most important development goal. This paper asks how information and communication technologies can contribute to that goal. ICTs – mo...
Socioeconomic Effects of Broadband Speed
Ericsson true 2013
The main result of the study can be summarized as follows: >  Doubling broadband speeds for an economy can add 0.3 percent to GDP growth, in a simulation relative to the base year 2008 >  The benefits of ...
Value of Connectivity: Economic and Social Benefits of Expanding Internet Access
Deloitte true / Deloitte 2014
Of the world’s 7 billion people, only 2.7 billion have access to the internet while the vast majority of the 4.3 billion that remain unconnected live in developing countries. The unconnected are typically the world’s poore...
Perceived impacts of access to Telecom at the Bottom of the Pyramid
H de Silva; A Zainudeen / Social Science Research Network 2006
Much has been said of the benefits of access to telecommunication especially at the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’. The economic as well as social benefits from such access can, in theory allow people to improve their life condit...
The Limited Impact of ICTs on Microenterprise Growth: A Study of Businesses Owned by Women in Urban India
H Chew / Information Technologies and International Development 2011
This article is presented as a response to the increasing need for rigorous impact assessment in ICT4D. The research reported here empirically examines whether ICTs enable microenterprise growth, to what degree, and under what conditi...
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World Growth
World Growth is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established to bring balance to the debate over trade, globalization, and sustainable development. World Growth we embraces and celebrates this new age of globalisation. In their view, the gradual replacement of trade wars with trade agreements is creating levels of economic growth, social understanding and cultural richness un...
Africa Commission
The Africa Commission focuses on how to create more jobs and further economic growth in Africa in the years to come. The overall focus is on youth, employment and economic growth. The Danish Government is actively seeking to put economic growth and employment in Africa higher on the international agenda. As a consequence an international, high level Africa Commission focusing on Effecti...
Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region (RiPPLE)
Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region (RiPPLE) is a five-year Research Programme Consortium (RPC) led by the Overseas Development Institute and its partners. It aims to meet the water supply and sanitation challenge by providing evidence-based learning to support implementation programmes. RiPPLE operates within three regions of Ethiopia: Benishangul-Gumuz,...
The Prosperity Initiative (PI)
The Prosperity Initiative's goal is to unlock the potential of select industries, creating durable economic choice and a route out of poverty for millions of people. Key strategies: selection and development of industries with proven potential for large-scale poverty impact building of strategic relationships which align interests, competencies and resou...
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is a new economic research centre within the Department of International Development at Oxford University. Led by Sabina Alkire, OPHI advances the human development approach to poverty reduction by fundamental, sustained, and multidisciplinary research that is effectively disseminated. The overall aim is to build and advance a more systema...
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