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Examining e-literacy using telecenters as public spending: The case of Akshaya

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1 Author(s)
Pal, J. ; Dept. of City & Regional Planning, Univ. of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

The Akshaya project from Kerala has been a much discussed case for the community of practitioners and scholars working on technology and development. A unique feature of the project is its state-wide e-literacy goal in which one member of every household was trained in the telecenters set up under Akshaya. Using a survey of 1750 households in the experimental area of Malappuram and a comparison group of neighbouring Kozhikode, this work investigates the extent of e-literacy and discusses the performance of service delivery using telecenters.

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Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2007. ICTD 2007. International Conference on

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15-16 Dec. 2007

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