Global Impact Study will release final report soon

February 18, 2013

The Global Impact Study, a research project led by TASCHA, is excited to announce the upcoming release of the study’s final research report soon! After five years of research design, research implementation, and data interpretation and analysis, we are looking forward to finalizing and sharing the final report. The final report will be posted on the Global Impact Study website, but if you’d like to receive the final report via email, please sign up here.

February 4: Do public access ICTs have an impact on socio-economic development? Findings of the Global Impact Study

January 28, 2013

This iSchool Research Conversation and TASCHA Talk, presented by Araba Sey, discusses insights from the Global Impact Study. It outlines some dimensions of public access as a strategy for socio-economic development, addressing questions such as: who uses public access ICTs and why, what value do users perceive, what types of outcomes have users experienced and in what areas? Based on these findings we suggest how vested interests might realistically characterize the nature of public access impacts and make decisions about the role public access could play in their development agendas.

Landscape study: 2009 research outputs

January 26, 2010

The Landscape Study closed 2009 with an impressive collection of papers published, presented, or accepted for presentation in community informatics, ICTD, and information science journals and conferences.

TASCHA to examine the impact of public access technology around the world

November 7, 2007

TASCHA is proud to announce the launch of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies — a five-year project (2007-2012) to generate evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access to information and communication technologies. Looking at libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes, the study will investigate impact in a number of areas, including communication and leisure, culture and language, education, employment and income, governance, and health.