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Information and Communication Technology and Poverty:An Asian Perspective

dc.contributor.authorM. G. Quibria
dc.contributor.authorTed Tschang
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T14:29:11Z
dc.date.available2015-04-29T14:29:11Z
dc.date.issued2001-01-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/4117
dc.description.abstractMany commentators have extolled the virtues of new information and communicationtechnologies (ICTs) in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life. While such arguments havebeen used before in relation to many predecessor technologies, including other earliercommunications technologies, the promise has often floundered.This paper attempts to provide a more balanced analysis of the question, by exploring thelinkages between the new ICTs and poverty reduction. It examines the linkages in two ways: thepotential for direct impacts of ICTs on various areas of poverty and development, and the indirectimpacts of ICTs on economic growth, exports and other macro variables in the economy. It alsoexamines direct employment prospects in the ICT industries, particularly in the context of India,which appears to have made some breakthroughs in the software development business. The paperreviews a number of "case stories" to illustrate the potential direct impacts of ICTs in the areas oflivelihood, employment, education, health, governance and empowerment of the poor.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.titleInformation and Communication Technology and Poverty:An Asian Perspective
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.expertAnti-Poverty
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.expertGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.adbEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.adbEducational Indicators
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbLow Income Groups
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.adbRural Conditions
dc.subject.adbRural Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Sociology
dc.subject.naturalPoor
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalPopulation
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalPeasantry
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.title.seriesResearch Paper Series
dc.title.volume12
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themePoverty
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-004690
oar.authorQuibria, M. G.
oar.authorTschang, Ted
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