Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83851
Authors: 
Singh, Nirvikar
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, UC Santa Cruz Economics Department 563
Abstract: 
How can information technology (IT) contribute to rural development? What are the channels through which impacts can be realized, and what are the practical means for realizing potential benefits? This paper examines several ongoing projects that aim to provide IT-based services to rural populations in India. These projects are distinguished by the goal of commercial sustainability, which supports scalability and, therefore, more widespread benefits. The analysis highlights the common building blocks required for successful implementation, and the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Subjects: 
India
information technology
Internet
rural development
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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