Title: The human development report 2001 and information technology for developing countries: an evaluation

Authors: Jeffrey James

Addresses: Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

Abstract: The Human Development Report 2001 rightly focuses on the role that information technology can play in overcoming the digital divide between rich and poor countries. It also emphasises the role that some of the latter countries are themselves contributing to this end by producing low-cost and appropriate technologies. The problem, however, is that the Report neglects all the efforts currently being made in the developed countries to overcome the digital divide and in so doing leaves the policy maker with only a partial view of what technologies are actually available.

Keywords: information technology; digital divide; human development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2002.003031

International Journal of Technology Management, 2002 Vol.23 No.6, pp.643-652

Published online: 10 Jul 2003 *

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