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Using ICT in Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction in Asia: Lessons Learned from the Microfinance Training of Trainers Course

dc.contributor.authorSununtar Setboonsarng
dc.contributor.authorJiping Zhang
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-10T10:16:17Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:16:17Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3638
dc.description.abstractThe need for capacity building in Asia is enormous, particularly for pro-poor development strategies. In recent years, developments in ICT have made possible capacity building through distance learning modalities as an alternative to conventional face-to-face training. In the Asia Pacific region, interest in distance learning has been vigorous, with over 70 open virtual universities (UNESCO, 2004) and more than 500 million potential participants of distance learning courses (Jung, 2005, citing Shive & Jegede, 2001). As the use of ICT in capacity building in developing countries is relatively new, knowledge on what works and does not work in different development contexts remains limited. Systematic documentation and evaluation of pro-poor distance learning initiatives to extract lessons learnt would be useful for future development. Microfinance is a development intervention which has been recognized as a powerful instrument for poverty reduction. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide low-income households and enterprises with access to a wide variety of financial services, which in turn has enabled the poor to build assets, increase incomes, and reduce their vulnerability. Nevertheless, there are still relatively few financially sustainable MFIs with significant breadth and depth in outreach in Asia. It has been widely recognized, however, that the main constraint for the sector is not the lack of funds but the lack of capacity in operating sustainable institutions
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleUsing ICT in Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction in Asia: Lessons Learned from the Microfinance Training of Trainers Course
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertVocational Education
dc.subject.expertTechnical Education
dc.subject.expertInvestment In Education
dc.subject.expertAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertEconomic development
dc.subject.expertSkills Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment
dc.subject.expertEconomic development
dc.subject.adbTraining programs
dc.subject.adbVocational training
dc.subject.adbTraining methods
dc.subject.adbEconomic growth
dc.subject.naturalTraining methods
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in technical education
dc.subject.naturalVocational school students
dc.subject.naturalPartnership
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volume50
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeEducation
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-004340
oar.authorSetboonsarng, Sununtar
oar.authorZhang, Jiping
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    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper series is a continuation of the formerly named Discussion Paper series which began in January 2003. The numbering of the papers continued without interruption or change. ADBI was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.

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