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Title: ICT access and usage and household social and economic livelihood : policy brief
Authors: Waema, Timothy M.
Okinda, Obadia
Keywords: POVERTY MITIGATION
EAST AFRICA
ICTS
ICT ACCESS AND USAGE
RURAL-URBAN DIFFERENTIALS
LIVELIHOOD SECURITY
KENYA
MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
DIGITAL DIVIDE
COMPUTER LITERACY
Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Nairobi
Abstract: The objective of the study was to facilitate future policy decisions concerning the allocation and targeting of resources for poverty reduction in Kenya by providing an analysis of the ICT/poverty nexus. The key component of a pro-poor national ICT policy is universal access. Based on the research findings, mobile phones and radio have the most potential for poverty reduction due to high levels of access and usage. Internet penetration remains low especially in rural areas due to lack of appropriate infrastructure and requisite knowledge among the people, although this is rapidly changing with increased use of mobile Internet services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48352
Project Number: 103876
Project Title: Poverty and Information and Communication Technology Systems in Urban and Rural Eastern Africa (PICTURE Africa)
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