Title

New Information and Communication Technologies and Poverty: Some Evidence from Developing Asia

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

The paper addresses the question of how the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) can potentially help reduce poverty in developing countries. Starting with the definition and types of ICTs, the paper discusses a number of instances where various ICTs have been fruitfully applied to improve the welfare of rural people in a number of developing economies. The paper also reviews how ICTs can be an indirect instrument of poverty reduction through their impact on growth. Finally the paper discusses the various factors that influence the adoption of new ICTs and the policies developing countries can adopt to take advantage of the new ICT revolution.

Keywords

Information and Communication Technology, Poverty, Education, Employment, Asia

Discipline

Asian Studies | Communication Technology and New Media | Growth and Development | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

285

Last Page

309

ISSN

1354-7860

Identifier

10.1080/1354786022000007852

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1354786022000007852