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Strengthening rural livelihoods [electronic resource] : the impact of information and communication technologies in Asia / edited by David J. Grimshaw and Shalini Kala.

Contributor(s): Grimshaw, David J | Kala, Shalini | International Development Research Centre (Canada).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ottawa [Ont.] : International Development Research Centre, 2011 2011)Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 152 p.) : ill., digital file.ISBN: 9781552505175 (electronic bk.); 1552505170 (electronic bk.); 9781853397226 (print); 1853397229 (print).Subject(s): Communication in rural development -- Asia | Information technology -- Asia | Rural development projects -- Asia | Communication -- Technological innovations -- Asia | Economic development | Information technology -- Economic aspects | Information technology | Regional planning | Technological innovations -- Economic aspects | Business | Social Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban DevelopmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version: No titleDDC classification: 307.1/412/095 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Beyond technology : making information work for livelihoods / David J. Grimshaw -- Price transparency in agricultural produce markets : Sri Lanka / Sriganesh Lokanathan, Harsha de Silva and Iran Fernando -- A crop nutrient management decision support system : India / Daniel Anand Raj ... [et al.] -- LifeLines : livelihood solutions through mobile technology in India / S.M. Haider Rizvi -- Connecting to work : non-agricultural livelihood opportunities for rural wage labour in Sri Lanka / Amila Balasuriyz and Nilakshi de Silva -- Impact assessment of the e-AGRIKultura project : Philippines / Erniel B. Barrios ... [et al.] -- Evaluation of a rural information project in Ningxia, China / Nie Fengying ... [et al.] -- Beyond projects : making sense of the evidence / Jayantha Gunasekera and Ramona Miranda.
Summary: Enthusiasm amongst international development agencies about harnessing the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development has waned as observers have recently questioned the impact and sustainability of such interventions.
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Beyond technology : making information work for livelihoods / David J. Grimshaw -- Price transparency in agricultural produce markets : Sri Lanka / Sriganesh Lokanathan, Harsha de Silva and Iran Fernando -- A crop nutrient management decision support system : India / Daniel Anand Raj ... [et al.] -- LifeLines : livelihood solutions through mobile technology in India / S.M. Haider Rizvi -- Connecting to work : non-agricultural livelihood opportunities for rural wage labour in Sri Lanka / Amila Balasuriyz and Nilakshi de Silva -- Impact assessment of the e-AGRIKultura project : Philippines / Erniel B. Barrios ... [et al.] -- Evaluation of a rural information project in Ningxia, China / Nie Fengying ... [et al.] -- Beyond projects : making sense of the evidence / Jayantha Gunasekera and Ramona Miranda.

Enthusiasm amongst international development agencies about harnessing the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for development has waned as observers have recently questioned the impact and sustainability of such interventions.

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