Small Grants Program : Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA)

There is growing recognition that information and communication technology (ICT) can play a critical role in influencing the livelihoods and capabilities of individuals in developing Asia. On the one hand, ICTs can provide access to tools and content to improve economic conditions, strengthen social networks, democratize the flow of information, and reduce risk to citizens from pandemics and natural disasters. On the other hand, ICTs can be used to engage in exclusionary or criminal practices, or contribute to unintended economic, political and psychosocial phenomenon. Either way, there is a need for methodologically sound and scientifically rigorous social science research in the field of ICT for development (ICT4D or ICTD) to elucidate how ICTs are positively and negatively affecting Asian society.

This project will address this need by funding a competitive small grants program, accompanied by ongoing mentorship and a number of capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities.

Projet nᵒ


État du projet


Date de début

Vendredi, août 1, 2008

Date butoir

Samedi, décembre 31, 2011


30 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Smith, Matthew

Financement total

CAD$ 948,653


Asie centrale, Extrême-Orient, Asie du sud


Networked Economies

Chargé(e) de projet

Ang Peng Hwa


Nanyang Technological University

Pays d' institution


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