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Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development: Defining a Global Research Agenda

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Author(s)

Rahul Tongia, Eswaran Subrahmanian, V Arunachalam

Abstract

Technology remains as the fountainhead for hum development and economic growth. But its spread continues to be painfully slow. Electric power, in spite of its unmatched technical prowess, took almost one hundred years to become commonplace. Even after a centure of telephones, billions of people have no access to it. It appears that technological prowess alone is inadequate to guarantee success. Other factors matter: its relevance, availability, affordability, the speed of diffusion, and the social and environmental costs for harnessing it. The development divide we see among and within nations is due to these factors being different across countries, rather than due to technologies per se.
Citation
Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development: Defining a Global Research Agenda
Publisher Info
Allied Publishers, Bangalore,

Keywords

communications technology, global research, human development, ICT, Information and Communications Technology, information technology

Citation

Tongia, R. , Subrahmanian, E. and Arunachalam, V. (2005), Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development: Defining a Global Research Agenda, Allied Publishers, Bangalore, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822313 (Accessed December 11, 2023)
Created August 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021