Development through public access to ICTs: Challenges and policy priorities
The growing importance of access to information has led to a global movement in providing public access to the information hub – the internet. During the last few years governments of many developing countries including Bangladesh, often with the help of international development partners, have made significant investments towards this end. Significant efforts were made in providing mass access to information by expanding infrastructure for internet service delivery. After the initial years of such investments, it is now imperative to look at how the public access initiatives are functioning from a perspective of their sustainability. This brief highlights findings from the Global Impact Study to Public Access ICTs from Bangladesh.
This brief was produced by the Institute of Informatics and Development.
Iqbal, A. & Abed, R. (2013). Development through public access to ICTs: Challenges and policy priorities. Agenda, Issue 3, April 2014. Dhaka: Institute of Informatics and Development.