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Evidence of ICTs’ potential to combat poverty and promote socio-economic growth in developing countries is largely anecdotal. In spite of numerous cases studies documenting the potential of ICTs to alleviate poverty and promote socio-economic growth in developing countries, there is very little economic research to understand the relationship between ICTs and poverty alleviation in Africa. There is a need to make the case for ICTs as tools of poverty reduction and socio-economic growth in a more rigorous and evidence-based fashion. Unfortunately, few economists on the continent have chosen to specialize in the field of the economics of ICTs. Most of the research to date has been carried out within other disciplines.

Acacia has supported some preliminary work in this area but now plans to move ahead in supporting a network of economists who will focus on understanding the linkages between ICTs and socio-economic growth.

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Les données sur le potentiel des TIC pour lutter contre la pauvreté et favoriser la croissance socioéconomique dans les pays en développement sont surtout empiriques. Malgré les nombreuses études de cas faisant état d’un tel potentiel pour les pays en développement, très peu de recherches économiques sont effectuées pour comprendre le lien entre les TIC et la lutte contre la pauvreté en Afrique.

Le programme ACACIA a déjà appuyé certains travaux préliminaires en ce domaine, et il compte maintenant financer les travaux d’un réseau d’économistes qui cherchera à comprendre les liens entre les TIC et la croissance socioéconomique.

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1994Final report / Economic Implications of Egypt's External Debt [Arabic version]Amin, GalalIDRC Only
2002Bridging the divides : telecentres for development; Paraguay, Sénégal and Uganda (a three part series)IDRCOpen Access
1998Acacia and the public sector : a final reportHarker, H.J.IDRC Only
2003Bridging the divides : telecentres for development; Sénégal - UgandaIDRCOpen Access
2003Par-delà le fossé numérique : télécentres pour le développement; Sénégal - UgandaCRDIOpen Access
1997As it happens : July 24, 1997 (transcript of radio program)Canadian Broadcasting CorporationIDRC Only
2007SchoolNet South Africa celebrates 10 years of achievement-IDRC Only
1996Employment and income generating activities derived from Internet accessHénault, GeorgesOpen Access
2003Information and communication technologies for development (Acacia) : the case of Uganda; final reportOfir, Z.M.Open Access
1998National strategy : South AfricaIDRCOpen Access
2001Acacia ICTs and community-based development projects : an evaluation study of economic empowerement of women through ICTs and AHI-ACACIA projects in Uganda; a consultancy reportAsingwire, NarathiusOpen Access
2006Final consolidated technical report of Drumnet Project, Nov. 2002 - July 2006-IDRC Only
2002Technologies de l'information et de la communication au service du développement communautaire en AfriqueCRDI, Acacia; Thioune, Ramata MoloOpen Access
1998Acacia and CADE '98 : a report from Harker AssociatesHarker, H.J.Open Access
1997Use of information and communication technologies in IDRC projects : lessons learnedGraham, M.Open Access
2004Kenyan farmers discover the InternetOpala, K.Open Access
2001Empowering community based decision making through exposure to information and communication technology, and environmental education in the Msunduzi river catchment : a final report, Nov. 1999 - Oct. 2001Greater Edendale Environmental NetworkIDRC Only
2003Entretien avec Venàncio MassingueMassingue, V.; Conway, K.Open Access
1997Exploring a basic illiterate web access system : discussion and demonstration of technical concepts, and pointers to future researchm-powaOpen Access
1997Private sector learning centre partnershipsm-powaOpen Access
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