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ICT in agriculture : connecting smallholders to knowledge, networks, and institutions (English)

The livelihoods of the world's poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 64605 NOV 01, 2011

Pillai, Madhavi; Edge, Philip; Stanley, Victoria; Castren, Tuukka; Castello, Riccardo del; Jayaraman, Nithya; McLaren, Robin; Morras, Estibalitz; Luz Diaz; Birner, Regina; Majumdar, Suvranil; Harrod, Julie; Treinen, Sophie; Hani, May; Pehu, Eija; Rudgard, Stephen; Slavova, Mira; Jantunen, Teemu; Safdar, Zaid; Nichterlein, Karin; McNamara, Kerry; Belden, Cory; George, Tina; Manfre, Cristina; Maru, Ajit; Pekka Jamsen; Srivastava, Lara; Donovan, Kevin; Choudhary, Vikas; Bagazonzya, Henry; Porcari, Rios; Sen, Soham; Dixie, Grahame; Ballantyne, Peter

Improving agricultural productivity and markets : the role of information and communication technologies (English)

Raising the productivity of smallholders is a necessary condition for increasing incomes and improving livelihoods among the rural poor in most developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 48922 APR 01, 2009

McNamara, Kerry

Enhancing the livelihoods of the rural poor through ICT : a knowledge map (English)

The knowledge map is designed to answer the following questions: how can the full ranges of information and communication technologies (ICTs), appropriately adapted, help improve the livelihoods of poor individuals, families and communities in rural areas and increase their income opportunities, thereby improving their chances of escaping from persistent poverty? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46625 JUN 13, 2008

McNamara, Kerry

Enhancing the livelihoods of the rural poor through ICT : a knowledge map - Argentina country study (English)

By international standards, Argentina is a middle-income developing country, with high human development. Argentina stood at 0.86 on United Nation Development Programs (UNDP's) Human Development Index (HDI) for 2005. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46631 JUN 01, 2008

McNamara, Kerry

The global textile and garments industry : the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in exploiting the value chain (English)

The global textile and garment sector has been in a state of flux since January 2005, when almost four decades of restrictions on trade formally came to an end with the demise of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) quota system. ... See More +

Working Paper 47488 JUN 01, 2008

McNamara, Kerry

Building local capacity for ICT policy and regulation : a needs assessment and gap analysis for Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific - supply analysis (English)

This report arose from a desire on the part of several Information for Development Program (InfoDev) donors for a comprehensive overview of the current state of, and need for, capacity-building programs for information and communication technologies (ICT) policy and regulation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46616 JAN 01, 2008

McNamara, Kerry; Adam, Lishan; Esselaar, Steve; Msimang, Mandla; Nana Nzepa, Olivier; Tusubira, F F; Dunn, Hopeton; Mallelieu, Kim; Goswami, Divakar;; Gamage, Sujata; Samarjiva, Rohan;

Information and communication technologies : a World Bank Group strategy (English)

Knowledge has always been central to development. It is necessary for markets and governments to function, for the process of innovation, and for the application of new ideas. ... See More +

Publication 80088 APR 01, 2002

Foster, Vivien; Kirchner, Lizmara; Zhen-Wei Qiang, Christine; Wheeler, David; McNamara, Kerry; Kerr-Smith, Bill; Kenny, Charles; Durier, Sabine; Wellenius, Bjorn; Smith, Peter; Dokeniya, Anupama; Schware, Robert