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By David Grimshaw,Shalini Kala

Enthusiasm among foreign improvement firms approximately harnessing the potential for details and communications applied sciences (ICTs) for improvement has waned as observers have lately puzzled the influence and sustainability of such interventions. through proposing the findings of study particularly designed to degree influence on livelihoods, Strengthening Rural Livelihoods deals new proof for the improvement advantages of ICTs. The e-book provides an outline of six examine tasks in the ‘Knowledge Networking for Rural improvement in Asia Pacific’ (ENRAP) study programme. It asks if ICTs enabled farmers to promote past neighborhood markets and at greater costs, and no matter if there were social profits in linking geographically disparate families and social networks. The authors have supplied major new insights into find out how to conquer the demanding situations of mainstreaming ICTs into rural livelihoods and extra successfully measuring its results. This e-book will entice teachers, civil society firms, practitioners and scholars who're drawn to what works and what doesn’t paintings whilst making use of ICTs to rural livelihoods.

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