Development Cooperation 2.0 (VII): Conclusions

Use of ICTs in development cooperation models

  • More efficacy, based on knowledge-intensive projects
  • Usefulness must drive the implementation of ICTs, not hype
  • ICTs for a better nonprofit performance and for better project results
  • Learn from ICT adoption in developing countries and apply them in developed ones
  • ICTs challenge the traditional design of the nonprofit sector
  • Capacity building a must for nonprofits to benefit from ICTs
  • Usability, accessibility, content, sustainability
  • e-Governance to enhance citizen engagement

Networked cooperation

  • A necessary response to the Network Society
  • Shift from hierarchy to horizontal interaction
  • Human networks boosted by technological networks
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Project-centered cooperation, enabling inclusion
  • Multistakeholder partnerships
  • Decentralized networks for collaboration, while keeping autonomy
  • Centralized networks still useful for certain actions
  • Networking requires (network) managing skills
  • The network must be properly designed, in transparent ways, making its goals explicit, lead it through confidence
  • Network design and building as investment in research, development and innovation

ICTs in the Spanish Development Cooperation

  • Great advances in the last times that draw an optimistic future
  • Networking to seek harmonization between organizations
  • Quality fostering
  • ICTs to achieve leadership/excellence in development cooperation
  • Effort to share both experiences and capabilities

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Development Cooperation 2.0 (2008)

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

Peña-López, I. (2008) “Development Cooperation 2.0 (VII): Conclusions” In ICTlogy, #52, January 2008. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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