MISTICA: SDNP's NIT Observatory (extract)

From: Daniel Pimienta (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 14:58:15 AST

   SDNP Networking and Information Technology (NIT) Observatory
   keeps an eye on related critical issues for developing countries.
   If you have information to contribute to the Observatory please
   submit to or use our web form at

---- The Development Divide in a Digital Age: An Issues Paper
In this paper, Cynthia Hewitt de Alcántara highlights the diversity of
applications and services usually subsumed under the acronym ICT, and she
urges greater originality in devising programmes that put some of these
tools to good use for development. She also draws attention to the frequent
contradictions between hopes for ICT-led progress and the actual course of
change in particular circumstances. (PDF only) (Source: United Nations
Research Institute for Social Development)

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