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LES DÉCHETS ÉLECTRONIQUES ET INFORMATIQUES EN AFRIQUE
Défis et opportunités pour un développement durable au Bénin, au Mali et au Sénégal

Should joining the information society happen without assessing the risks posed by the flood of equipment into African countries? What strategies and mechanisms can these countries, consumers of computer and electronic products that are often at the...

WEALTH THROUGH INTEGRATION
Regional Integration and Poverty-Reduction Strategies in West Africa

Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market? Since trade liberalization reduces revenues from duties and taxes, the available resources for public investments are negatively affected. The proposed solution encourages...

ICT PATHWAYS TO POVERTY REDUCTION
Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Africa

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been proven to promote economic growth, but do we know that ICTs reduce poverty? This book provides new empirical evidence on access to and use of ICTs and their effect on poor households in...

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INFORMATION LIVES OF THE POOR
Fighting poverty with technology

Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are now...

OPEN DEVELOPMENT
Networked Innovations in International Development

The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open...

ENABLING OPENNESS
The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean

In recent years, the Internet and other network technologies have emerged as a central issue for development in Latin America and the Caribbean. They have shown their potential to increase productivity and economic competitiveness, to create new...

FINANCING INNOVATION

As the fifth volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, this book analyzes the financing...

CONNECTING ICTs TO DEVELOPMENT
The IDRC Experience

Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised...

TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND LOCAL INNOVATION

As the fourth volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, this book explores the...

WOMEN, LIVESTOCK OWNERSHIP AND MARKETS
Bridging the gender gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

Providing empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, and from different production systems, this book illustrates that livestock is an important asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It...

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Fish on farms combat dietary deficits in Cambodia

Fish on farms combat dietary deficits in Cambodia

In Cambodia’s Prey Veng province, farmers play a vital role in testing a new agricultural system designed to eliminate an epidemic of “hidden hunger” in the region.   The farmers are learning to build and maintain ponds where they raise fish for...

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