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System Dynamics Approach in Evaluating ICT4D Research Projects
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: IST-Africa 2012: Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham, IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to propose the use of modelling and simulation as an alternative or complementary method for monitoring and evaluation of ICT4D projects. As a proof of concept for this idea, System Dynamics approach in evaluating Spider’s program “ICT Collaboration Projects with Swedish Partner Universities 2005-2009” is presented. The results obtained are compared to those available in the external assessment of the same program, created using qualitative approach. The conclusions drawn in both cases are the same. Hence, this example opens the door for models to enter the area of ICT4D. The advantages in using them for future projects are numerous. They offer clarity and compactness in presenting the results, as well as the opportunities to check outcomes under different scenarios.

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IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012.
Keyword [en]
System Dynamics, ICT4D projects
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82263ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2OAI: diva2:567240
IST-Africa 2012, 9-11 May 2012, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Available from: 2012-11-12 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2013-03-04Bibliographically approved

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