Information technologies and international development

Information Technologies and International Development, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICT) with economic and social development, is a gem.

And the entire contents are available for free online.

Here are some of the recent contributions:
Digital Green: participatory video and mediated instruction for agricultural extension [in India]
Constructing Class Boundaries: gender, aspirations, and shared computing [based on research in India and Chile]
A Peer-to-Peer Internet for the Developing World
The Case of the Occasionally Cheap Computer: low-cost devices and classrooms in the developing regions
Why Don’t People Use Nepali Language Software?
Warana Unwired: replacing PCs with mobile phones in a rural sugar cane cooperative
Problematic Empowerment: West African internet scams as strategic misrepresentation
Sustainability Failures of Rural Telecentres: challenges from the sustainable sccess in rural India (SARI) project
The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Developing Country Micro-Enterprise: a Nigerian case study
ICT in Education Reform in Cambodia: problems, politics, and policies impacting implementation

The Nigerian case study got a lot of feedback recently, as it underlines how in effect mobile phones are excluding millions in the developing world.

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