The Potentiality of ICTs in Rural Human Development in Bangladesh and a Conceptual Framework of Community Informatics to Facilitate the Development

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Mohammad Shahedul Islam

Military Institute of Science and Engineering(MIST) - Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman

Military Institute of Science and Engineering(MIST) - Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Asian Development Bank - Economic Research

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

There is no doubt that the biggest challenge Bangladesh has to face in this millennium is to find successful solutions of the problem of poverty, by improving the human development conditions, especially in rural areas. It is believed that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can play a vital role in achieving this objective. ICT is gaining much attention in present times for its ability towards human development and poverty alleviation. In this paper, the prospect of rural human development opportunities in Bangladesh has been explored from the viewpoint of Community Informatics (CI) model.

Keywords: ICT, Human Development, Poverty Reduction, Community Informatics, MPCC

Suggested Citation

Islam, Mohammad Shahedul and Rahman, Mohammad Shamsur, The Potentiality of ICTs in Rural Human Development in Bangladesh and a Conceptual Framework of Community Informatics to Facilitate the Development (2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1619770

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