Ranjula Senaratna Perera, a Researcher at LIRNEasia did a presentation on a policy brief “Delivering government services to the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh: Telecenters, mobile or both?” at the CPRsouth conference held at the Infosys campus in Mysore, India from 5-7 September 2013. The paper was co-authored with Ayesha Zainudeen and Helani Galpaya.
The findings were based on a 4550 sample survey, funded by World Bank.The presentation invoked discussion on the sustainability of telecenters and also gender differences in the use of telecenters.
The slide set can be found HERE
At the same conference, Ranmalee Gamage, a junior researcher at LIRNEasia presented a policy brief titled “Separating myth from reality: Do location and gender matter for mobile ownership?”. The paper which it was based on was co-authored with Sriganesh Lokanathan. They used the Teleuser@BOP4 data sample and focused the gender and location (urban-rural) divide that may exist at the bottom of the pyramid.
The slide can be accessed HERE