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Title: How iREACH has contributed to local communities
Other Titles: Prato CIRN Community Informatics Conference 2009 : refereed paper
Authors: Grunfeld, Helena
Hak, Sokleap
Pin, Tara
Keywords: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ICT POLICY
ICT SERVICES
ICT4D
EMPOWERMENT
GENDER
OUTCOME MAPPING
CAPABILITY APPROACH
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Date: 2009
Publisher: Informatics for Rural Empowerment and Community Health (iREACH), KH
Abstract: The Informatics for Rural Empowerment and Community Health (iREACH), an ICT4D pilot project in Cambodia funded by International Development Research Center (IDRC), started in 2006. Using primary data from field research and secondary data from desk studies, the paper reports on whether and how iREACH has contributed to capabilities, empowerment, and sustainability (CES). The findings suggest iREACH has propelled communities along the CES virtuous spiral by contributing to capabilities in education, health, agriculture, and community cooperation. It has had an empowering influence particularly for women, who are now more involved in community activities. Community sustainability has improved through better farming skills.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46651
http://ireachkh.org/ireacheng/files/2011/09/Prato-2009-Paper.pdf
Project Number: 103013
Project Title: Community Driven Universal Access Solutions in Cambodia : Pilots to Policy Research
Access: IDRC Only
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