Our sixth eDevelopment Briefing – "Is the Communication/
Rights Agenda Damaging eDevelopment?" – is available at:
It argues the communication/rights agenda is a strong force
shaping e-development debate and action, e.g. in WSIS. This
may damage e-development if it appears old and implausible,
and because it excludes two key roles for ICTs in development:
data processing, and IT sector enterprises.
In the run-up to the WSIS-Tunis, Development Informatics
Group at the University of Manchester will be releasing a
series of these Briefings: very short (one-two page) overviews
of current evidence and thinking on key issues related to ICTs
and socio-economic development.
Development Informatics Group
IDPM, University of Manchester, UK