Three articles on LIRNEasia and its research have appeared in Business Line, one of the leading business newspapers in India belonging to the Hindu group. The most recent one appeared today, focussing on LIRNEasia‘s research activities in the Asian region.
The way to go
The Hindu Businessline, October 23, 2006
By Ambar Singh Roy
[…]Founded in September 2004, LIRNEasia (Learning Initiatives on Reforms for Network Economies) was initially focused on India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Indonesia.
This year, LIRNEasia’s research footprint has been extended to the Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan.
Says Prof Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director of LIRNEasia: “The Asia-Pacific is a leading region in ICT, both in manufacture and use. However, there are stark contrasts between the developed and emerging parts. LIRNEasia seeks to identify the institutional constraints on the effective use of ICTs to improve the lives of the people of Asia.
The organisation wants to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to catalyse changes conducive to greater participation by users and suppliers.” LIRNEasia’s team comprises 10 researchers from eight countries even as most of its programmes are funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada.[…]
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