In a “Connected World”, how many are really connected?
The executive summary of the recently released State of Broadband report says, “Today, almost half of the world’s population uses the Internet…” yet our national representative sample surveys confirm less than 20% of the Indian population (ages 15-65) use the Internet, and it’s less in the other Asian economies surveyed with the exception on Cambodia at 36 per cent...
RFP: Study on information and communication technology accessibility for persons with disabilities in Nepal
IMPORTANT: Deadline for submissions has been extended to 9:00am (+5:30 GMT) on 20th September 2018...
E-Resilience in support of Emergency Communications
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), and their Asia Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) initiative, might consider offering their member states: A set of tools and methodologies for technology stewards to assess their own E-Resilience in their organizations and communities; then, supply the quantitative and qualitative findings to include in an AP-IS database for researchers and practitioners to use in analyzing national, cross-boarder, and regional strategies for addressing E-Resilience...
Indian government officials instructed to attend training on bridging the gender gap in ICT access and use following LIRNEasia dissemination of AfterAccess results on the same
When the first set of AfterAccess results were analyzed, we found that women in India were 46% less likely to own a mobile phone than men...
E-commerce @ Chinese BOP. Shipment is always free!
A former Google engineer named Colin Huang has developed an online shopping app named Pinduoduo in China during 2015...
The solution to problems of low/volatile agri prices is not ICTs, it’s economics
The search for a silver bullet ICT solution for low/volatile prices for agricultural produce continues, even when it should by now be evident that there is none...
Online Abuse in Myanmar
Both English and Burmese leaflets are available below:..
Explaining Global Production Networks and the need for certainty
The Social Science Section of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science organized a symposium to discuss the Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement, signed in January 2018...