By Topic

Development of a policy framework to enable beneficial use of ICTs for national and community objectives

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Ouna, H. ; Sect. of ICT, Delft Univ. of Technol., Delft, Netherlands ; van den Berg, J.

This paper provides insight in how existing ICT for Development (ICT4D) paradigms are becoming less successful in meeting the ICT needs of disadvantaged communities. In addition it shows that the call for a new paradigm incorporating existing economic activities within these communities is surfacing. The main research question discusses what policy framework enables beneficial use of ICTs on both a national and communal level. The paper does so by researching recent literature to combine the advantages of both the national and communal approach and by using Egypt as a case study to derive components of a framework and to construct a new framework policy to improve Egypt's governance approach to social project development. It is concluded that such a combination is possible. Furthermore, a new framework is presented that incorporates a governance approach to social project development and that supports the aim of ICT4D to economically advantage the people it was originally designed for.

Published in:

Adaptive Science & Technology, 2009. ICAST 2009. 2nd International Conference on

Date of Conference:

14-16 Jan. 2009