Public Access Landscape Study
The Landscape of Public Access Technology in Developing Countries project examined access and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in public settings such as public libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés. The study reported on 25 countries, drawing data from more than 250,000 public access venues. Local research teams surveyed more than 25,000 people and conducted interviews and focus groups. TASCHA researchers then collected, interpreted, and analyzed country-level results, and conducted cross-country comparative analyses to uncover common themes, challenges, and opportunities. This research has informed programs and policies; it is particularly important in less-developed settings where private ICT access is limited.
The reports, summaries, and data profiles for each of the 25 countries, as well as numerous articles and reports can be found in the Public Access Landscape Research Collection.
- Research Collections
Libraries, Telecentres and Cybercafes: a study of public access venues around the world
Structure and flexibility in global research design: Methodological choices in Landscape Study
People & Organizations
- Project Team
- Rucha Ambikar, Adjunct Instructor
- Ricardo Gomez, Associate Professor, Information School
- Rebecca Sears, TASCHA Assistant Director, Information School
- Mike Crandall, Principal Research Scientist, Information School
- Melody Clark, Communications Specialist, Information School
- Elizabeth Gould, Information Specialist
- Chris Rothschild, Research Scientist, Information School
- Chris Coward, Principal Research Scientist & TASCHA Director, Information School