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The Open Development Technology Alliance (ODTA), in collaboration with the World Bank's OPCS' Governance and Anticorruption Team (GAC) and the Social Development Network (SDV), is holding a consultation period to invite feedback on four short How-To reports. These draft papers explore the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play to enhance governance, strengthen social accountability mechanism and ultimately improve development outcomes.
You are invited to download and review the how-to note, "Valuing Information: A Framework for Evaluating the Impact of ICT Programs," and submit your feedback in the comments section below.
About the note: This paper aims to unpack the link between ICT and development and provide operational teams with a framework on how to evaluate the impact of ICT programs. It applies Amartya Sen’s “capability approach” to the study of ICTs and thus places people’s well-being, rather than technology itself at the center of the analysis. Investment in ICT hardware, software and training is of little value unless individuals can make meaningful use of ICTs, resulting in sustainable improvements in people’s human well-being
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