The newsletter carries articles on IT applications in developing countries which have created a socio-economic impact, evaluation of national policies on IT and telecommunications sectors, and paradigms to understand the impact of IT on development. Relevant conferences announcements, and reviews of conferences and books are also carried in the newsletter. The readership mainly consists of IT professionals, academics and administrators concerned with IT policy.
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Information Technology in Developing Countries, Volume 18, No. 3, October 2008, [PDF version] includes:
Pursuing Truly Successful e-Government Projects: Mission Impossible?
Stephen Ruth and Robert Schware
E-government in Malaysia: Barriers and Progress
Dr. Sharifah Mariam Alhabshi
Biometric Smart Card (BSC)
Krishnan Devanathan (Kris Dev)
Common Services Centers (CSC) Scheme - Marching Ahead!
Dr. Monisha Borthakur