Digitalisation and Development

This book investigates the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on development and well-being (beyond economic benefits) and highlights some emerging issues relating to the realities, constraints and digital divides ...


Author: Dibyendu Maiti

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811399961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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This book investigates the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on development and well-being (beyond economic benefits) and highlights some emerging issues relating to the realities, constraints and digital divides with particular reference to India. It collects a series of novel contributions, studying the Indian experience in an international cross-country perspective. The book also discusses economic, social, and behavioural aspects of well-being as well as access to ICTs across regions, states and individuals to account for the digital divide. The book establishes an aggregate relationship between ICT exposure and well-being at the country level and addresses a number of fundamental issues, such as whether ICT raises the level of transparency and governance. Based on case studies and anecdotal evidence, it then further assesses the effective implementation of service delivery through ICT innovations. The book is divided into four parts: The introductory part surveys the literature and presents background information on the Indian case; introduces the main themes on the relationships between ICT, socio-economic development and digital divides; and provides a summary and roadmap to the chapters of the book. Part II focuses on the impact of ICT on economic performance, including economic growth, productivity and trade. Part III examines the extent of the digital divides in India, including international, regional as well as inter-personal inequality. Finally, Part IV investigates the impact of ICT on governance, users’ well-being and social outcomes. Combining insights from analyses of a variety of socio-economic dimensions related to digitalisation, this book is relevant for a wide range of scholars and researchers across disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy-makers. While the book has a main focus on India, various contributions take an international cross-country comparative perspective, and the results have general relevance for digitalisation and development. On the whole, the main message of this book is that the impact of ICTs is contingent upon other assets, capabilities and institutional conditions. National policies should, therefore, not only promote digitalization as such but also ensure its co-evolution and complementarity with a variety of other country-specific factors. Chapter 'Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Events Future Trends Perspectives

levels of sustainability and digitalisation. Based on Schmidt et al. (2017) and
Griese et al. (2019), potential transformation and development paths (DPs) for
medium to long-term strategic planning of event organisations can be derived (
Fig. 10).


Author: Kim Werner


ISBN: 9783825252533


Page: 366

View: 751

Africa s Development Dynamics 2021 Digital Transformation for Quality Jobs

Drawing on the most recent statistics, this analysis of development dynamics attempts to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, national and local.


Author: African Union Commission

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264606531


Page: 260

View: 340

Africa’s Development Dynamics uses lessons learned in the continent’s five regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop policy recommendations and share good practices. Drawing on the most recent statistics, this analysis of development dynamics attempts to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, national and local.

Southern African Development Community 1999 Consultative Conference Publications Transport communications meteorology

00 million Executing Agency Posts and Telecommunications Corporation ,
Zimabwe Start : 1991 Duration : 8 Years Objectives : Digitalization of the five
national telephone exchange zone centers comprising Gweru , Bulawayo ,
Masvingo ...


Author: Southern African Development Community

Publisher: Community

ISBN: IND:30000062235571

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 67

View: 417

The Smart City how smart can IT be

Cities are facing many challenges; challenges linked to world-wide trends like urbanisation, climate changes and globalisation.


Author: Malin Granath

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 9789176856987


Page: 226

View: 657

Cities are facing many challenges; challenges linked to world-wide trends like urbanisation, climate changes and globalisation. In parallel to these trends, we have seen a rapid digitalisation in and of different parts of society. Cities and local governments have been appointed an important role in overcoming these world-wide challenges, and subsequently, in policy practices digitalisation is perceived as an important dimension in delivering better and sustainable services to its citizens. As a result, the smart city has emerged as a concept and approach to contemporary urban planning and development. There is still no common understanding of the concept and what components and dimensions it covers. However, in all definitions digitalisation constitutes one dimension, but the role and function of it is still not clear. In this study I have examined how different stakeholders talk about digitalisation in policy and planning practices of urban development. The aim has been to identify and analyse different repertoires of discourses on digitalisation to advance our knowledge on how goals related to the smart city and digitalisation are put into practice. The results are based on a qualitative and interpretative case study with a social constructionist approach. An analytical framework based on discourse analysis, stakeholder theory and (new) institutional theory has been constructed to analyse the case. Main results show that repertoires on digitalisation are limited in both policy and planning of urban development. In these practices, digitalisation is primarily seen as a means or as a communication infrastructure in relation to two city services/functions; i.e. services related to governance and to environment. Results also show that practices of urban planning and development are institutionalised, where different stakeholders’ salience and stakes in urban development and in digitalisation differ, but it is clear that digitalisation is a secondary issue. Implications of these results are that the taken-for-granted discourses in policy and planning practices of urban development limit both practice and research when developing a smart city. Städer står inför många utmaningar kopplat till världsomspännande trender såsom urbanisering, klimatförändringar, och globalisering. Parallellt med dessa trender har vi sett en snabb digitalisering i och av olika delar av samhället. I detta sammanhang har städer och kommuner blivit tilldelade en viktig roll i hanteringen av dessa utmaningar. På policynivå ses digitalisering som en viktig dimension för att leverera hållbar och bättre service till medborgarna. Som ett led i detta har smarta städer vuxit fram som både begrepp och metod för stadsplanering och stadsutveckling. Det finns dock ingen gemensam tolkning av begreppet. Däremot finns digitalisering med som en dimension i definitionerna, men vilken roll och funktion den har är fortfarande oklart. I denna studie har jag undersökt hur olika intressenter talar om digitalisering i olika policy- och planeringspraktiker kopplat till stadsutveckling. Syftet har varit att identifiera och analysera repertoarer av digitaliseringsdiskurser för att bidra med kunskap om hur mål kopplade till smarta städer och digitalisering omsätts i praktiken. Resultaten är baserade på en kvalitativ och tolkande fallstudie med en socialkonstruktionistisk ansats. Ett analytiskt ramverk baserat på diskursanalys, intressentanalys, och nyinstitutionell teori har tagits fram för att analysera fallet. Resultaten visar att digitaliseringsrepertoarer är begränsade både i policy och i planering av stadsutveckling. I dessa praktiker ses digitalisering främst som ett verktyg eller en kommunikationsinfrastruktur i relation till två samhällsfunktioner, nämligen funktioner kopplade till styrning och administration, och funktioner kopplade till miljö. Resultaten visar också att praktiker kopplade till stadsplanering och stadsutveckling är institutionaliserade, praktiker där olika intressenter har olika makt, legitimitet och angelägenhet gällande stadsutveckling och digitalisering. Det är dock tydligt att digitalisering är en sekundär fråga. Implikationerna av dessa resultat är att de förgivettagna diskurserna begränsar både praktiken och forskningen i utvecklingen av smart städer.

Teleports and Regional Economic Development

However , total digitalisation will not be completed until 2005 . The total
investment is ... Besides the development of digitalisation and a high
infrastructure , there is a tremendous growth of services that can be offered .
Telefax is growing very ...


Author: World Teleport Association. General Assembly & Congress

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038512518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Author: Malcolm Kitchen


ISBN: UOM:39015019964595

Category: Telecommunication

Page: 426

View: 616

The Three Year Medium Term Development Plan TYMTDP 1998 2000

Mmm 1991-1997 While ESAP and the Second Five Year Development Plan were
being implemented , the transport ... Matebeleland digitalisation programmes
were initiated but are to be completed during the plan period 1988-2000 .
Mazowe ...


Author: Zimbabwe. National Economic Planning Commission


ISBN: IND:30000068591134

Category: Zimbabwe

Page: 167

View: 738

Exploitation and Development of the Job Potential in the Cultural Sector

In some definitions the cultural worker is located precisely in this area of
association between arts / culture and new media . Digitalisation has meant the
emergence of new jobs in which cultural skills are applied , which may also
represent ...




ISBN: UCSD:31822031053515

Category: Cultural industries

Page: 277

View: 437

Career Development at Work

A Review of Career Guidance to Support People in Employment European
Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. digitalisation ) . This kind of
technological development is very common and can have a considerable impact
on the ...


Author: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training


ISBN: STANFORD:36105132092524

Category: Career choice

Page: 135

View: 293

Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Employer practice - 3. The role of intermediaries - 4. The role of public policy - 5. Main findings.

Second Five year National Development Plan 1991 1995

Future Development During the Plan period , the major thrust will be aimed at
modemising the telecommunications network ... The development programme
includes the expansion of the telecommunication network through digitalization
and ...


Author: Zimbabwe


ISBN: STANFORD:36105000324017

Category: Central planning

Page: 125

View: 238

Digitalisation and automation in the Nordic manufacturing sector

Since the beginning of the nineties, the total employment in Nordic manufacturing has fallen with app. 500.000 persons. In spite of this fall in the employment level, manufacturing still has considerable importance for the Nordic countries.


Author: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289344081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 113

View: 966

Since the beginning of the nineties, the total employment in Nordic manufacturing has fallen with app. 500.000 persons. In spite of this fall in the employment level, manufacturing still has considerable importance for the Nordic countries. This shows for example in exports, research and development, growth in productivity and the development of rural areas. The report points that manufacturing is on the brink of a new era, called “Industry 4.0.” Tomorrow’s successful manufacturing business will be characterized by the way they are able to integrate new advanced production technology, especially digitalisation and automation. The report goes through status, barriers and political initiatives taken concerning digitalisation and automation in all of the Nordic countries. The report also brings recommendations to common Nordic initiatives and opportunities for co-operation on the area.

Sustainable Development Goals

I recommend this book to business leaders, academics, policy makers, financial institutions, and anyone with a deep interest in achieving the SDGs." —Lotte Schou-Zibell, Chief of Finance Sector Group - Sustainable Development and Climate ...


Author: Julia Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119541813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 705

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Finance, Technology and Law Reform Achieving the SDGs requires a fundamental rethink from businesses and governments across the globe. To make the ambitious goals a reality, trillions of dollars need to be harnessed to mobilise finance and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. Bringing together leaders from the World Bank, the financial and business sectors, the startup community and academia, this important, topically relevant volume explains what the SDGs are, how they came about and how they can be accelerated. Real-world case studies and authoritative insights address how to direct investment of existing financial resources and re-align the global financial system to reflect the SDGs. In depth chapters discuss how financial institutions, such as UBS Wealth Management, Manulife Asset Management and Moody’s Rating Agency are supporting the SDGs. The opportunities arising from Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Identity and cutting-edge FinTech and RegTech applications are explored, whilst the relevance of sustainable and transparent global supply chains is underscored. Significant attention is paid to law reform which can accelerate progress of the SDGs through SME Financing, Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer Lending and tax restructuring. To achieve the ‘World We Want’, much needs to be done. The recommendations contained within this book are critical for supporting a fundamental shift in thinking from business and governments around the world, and for building a more just and prosperous future for all.

National Development Plan

The key development activities envisaged for the Plan Period include the
following : Switching Network The digitalisation program , which
involves the provision of digital exchanges with associated digital equipment ,
will continue ...


Author: Swaziland


ISBN: NYPL:33433017414115

Category: Swaziland


View: 555

Malaysian Development Experience

As part of the national digitalisation plan , the North - South digital microwave
network stretching from Alor Star in the North to Johor Bahru in the South was
commissioned in 1989 . Subsequently , following 508 Malaysian Development ...




ISBN: UCSD:31822021066295

Category: Malaysia

Page: 920

View: 284

Development of European Landscapes

Material and methods A detailed database of the target area was prepared ,
where digitalisation of all the data connected to the local farming system had
been done . Cadastral maps were digitised ( 1:10 000 ) and the map - database
was ...


Author: Ülo Mander


ISBN: IND:30000078587056

Category: Landscape assessment

Page: 410

View: 448

International Trade in Services Information Services and Development

Information services and technical limits to tradability in services The process of
digitalisation has been mentioned earlier in this chapter as a key element
towards the homogenisation of information as a disembodied production factor in
the ...


Author: Bruno Lanvin


ISBN: UCSD:31822015003445

Category: Economic development

Page: 46

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