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Researchers around the developing world are finding innovative solutions to local problems and bringing hope to their countries. IDRC Books brings their research to you through print and free publications.
 
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MAKING EVALUATION MATTER
Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions...

TOBACCO CONTROL AND TOBACCO FARMING
Separating Myth from Reality

The bulk of the world’s tobacco is produced in low- and middle-income countries. In order to dissuade these countries from implementing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption (such as increased taxes, health warnings, advertising bans and...

E-GOVERNMENT FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries provides practical supporting material on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically, e-government implementation. In this book, Kettani and Moulin...

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...

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