Criteria for the evaluation of the ICT contribution to Social and Economic Development
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of SIG GlobDev Sixth Annual Workshop, Special interest group on ICT and Global Development , 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Typically the evaluation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) impact (or contribution) to development is an in-depth descriptive exercise, at micro level and within a specific context (e.g. projects). This provides a rich understanding of the benefits the initiative(s) enables. However such evaluation approaches are seldom appropriate for contexts at a macro level of analysis such as those involving multiple projects, or specific development sectors. This study proposes and evaluates a set of outputs and outcomes criteria for appraising the ICT contribution to development. Survey research is applied to evaluate the proposed criteria with practitioners involved in the implementation of ICT for development initiatives. The general finding is that the proposed indicators are appropriate for evaluating ICT4D. The study further confirms the multidimensional, and complex interaction between ICT and development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Special interest group on ICT and Global Development , 2013.
ICT4D evaluation, ICT contribution to development, indicators, Sen’s Capability approach
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97211ISBN: 978-0-9826068-6-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97211DiVA: diva2:676255
SIG GlobDev Sixth Annual Workshop, Milano, Italy, December 14, 2013
FunderSida - Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencySwedish Research Council, 2011-3313-20412-31