Assessing the Contribution of ICT to Development Goals


Byrne, E., Nicholson, B. & Salem, F. (Eds.) (2009). Assessing the Contribution of ICT to Development Goals. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Dubai, May 26th-28th, 2009. Dubai: Dubai School of Government. Retrieved March 04, 2010 from

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The Dubai School of Government (DSG) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) organised the 10th International Conference of the IFIP 9.4 working group on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries in Dubai, United Arab Emirates between 26-28 May 2009, under the theme of "Assessing the Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Development Goals."

In response to the Call for Papers, 80 papers were submitted, from which 20 full papers and 17 works-in-progress and practitioner reports were accepted. All 80 papers submitted underwent a double-blind peer review process. Based on the feedback from two reviewers and the programme organising committee, these papers were revised by the author(s); the accepted papers are printed here. The papers describe, critique and develop arguments, drawing conclusions from a multitude of development projects on the role of ICTs in achieving development goals and addressing challenges to sustainability in developing nations.

The proceedings include practitioner reports and case studies, as well as conceptual and theoretical papers. All focus clearly on the overall conference theme of “Assessing the Contribution of ICT to Development Goals” and align with the general focus of IFIP 9.4 working group. The papers cover a wide geographical area, and are based on research from institutions in Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Jordan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.