IT in Developing Countries Newsletter

'Information Technology in Developing Countries' is a newsletter of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.4 titled Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. Previously supported by agencies like COMNET-IT, Malta and IDRC, Canada, the newsletter is now published on the web by the Centre for Electronic Governance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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.

The newsletter has to its credit a legacy of over 10 years of print publication, reaching 750 individual subscribers and 45 libraries in 40 countries. Past issues can be accessed through the WG 9.4 homepage.

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

How Web 2.0 is Changing the Basic Character of the Internet: An Indian Perspective
Amit Ranjan

Grassroots Involvement for Real ICT Impact: The Experience of a Lone Voice
Kiringai Kamau

Biometric Smart Card (BSC)
Krishnan Devanathan (Kris Dev)

Common Services Centers (CSC) Scheme - Marching Ahead!
Dr. Monisha Borthakur

Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Program

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