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Children, ICT and Development

Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges

  • Author: UNICEF
  • Publication date: April 2014
  • Page count: 68
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 14.XX.3

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ISBN: 9788865220269
ISBN: 9789210566520

About the product

By supporting gains in human development, information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to meeting Millennium Development Goals. However, rising inequalities have also meant that ICT innovations do not always benefit populations equally. While ICTs could, for instance, help overcome the lack of information and communication access, the slower diffusion of mobile phones in rural and remote areas and the privileged access of technologies to men over women, may have impeded their potential benefits and could even have exacerbated preexisting inequalities. This study explores further the manner in which ICTs can strengthen development interventions for children. It also examines the interaction between ICTs and existing inequalities in different dimensions including gender, ethnicity, age, education and the rural/urban divide.