Rural livelihoods and income enhancement in the "new" economy

Alakananda Rao, Partha Dasgupta

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Abstract

Technology alone, however innovative or even "cheap" is not the solution to poverty, illiteracy, infrastructural inadequacies and the myriads of ills of those below the poverty line in the third world. The ability to utilize technological advances to meet developmental goals is critical This paper brings an in-depth case study that illustrates the success of a program for poverty reduction that judiciously integrated some basic computing and communication facilities with education, training, entrepreneurship and lifelong goals to bring higher levels of prosperity to villages of one of the poorest segments of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR '10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010
Event4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'10 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2010Jun 15 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR '10

Other

Other4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'10
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/15/106/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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