Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology
A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing world.
The unique household surveys conducted with IDRC support reveal how and why the developing-country poor are using modern communication tools. The research also highlights regional variations and uncovers evidence linking ICTs and poverty alleviation.
In six short videos, co-authors Laurent Elder and Rohan Samarajiva and researchers Christoph Stork, Judith Mariscal, Kathleen Diga, and Godfred Frempong discuss the key findings of this research.