This book encapsulates the findings of the Working Group. It argues that although the costs of building ICT infrastructure in the developing world are high, the costs of not doing so ù in terms of benefits foregone ù are likely to be much higher. In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses particularly on the dangers that will accompany a failure to develop ICT strategies tailored to the specific and changing needs of countries in the developing regions of the world. It will appeal to decision-makers and ICT producers and users, as well as to development professionals, academics, and citizens interested in development issues and the new and emerging information and communication technologies.
International Development Research Centre; January 1998
- ISBN 9781552500606
- Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF format
- Title: Les sociétés du savoir … en bref
- Author: Andreas Credé; Robin Mansell
Imprint: ITDG Publishing