The Dept. of Communication at the U. of Washington ICT4D archive

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington runs a grey literature archive for development researchers and practitioners on Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D) issues.

This is a database of grey literature about how information and communication technologies are being used to solve social problems in developing countries.

Grey literature includes project reports, academic research, working papers, pre-prints, committee proceedings, scientific and technical documentation, and feature news articles, that are not easily accessible through the usual bibliographic sources.

The database not only holds a very interesting listing of documents, but the documents themselves, being searchable by country and (yet inactive options) country group, organization, technology and funding.

Terrific resource! :)


If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2005) “The Dept. of Communication at the U. of Washington ICT4D archive” In ICTlogy, #27, December 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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2 Comments to “The Dept. of Communication at the U. of Washington ICT4D archive” »

  1. Here i am from bangladesh.Where 140 million people live, whose58.8% live under poverty line.And 20 million are educated people.

    Could your ict4d play a role to gie these people a stand to live and promote their livelyhood ?

    Awaiting your humanitarian response….and right suggestion.

    With a lot of thanks for giving time

  2. Short answer: yes.

    Long answer: well… I guess… I think efficiency and performance are boosted by ICT where possible in all aspects of economy :)

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