Information Technologies & International Development

Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion" – the share of the world population whose countries are not yet widely connected to the Internet nor widely considered in the design of new information technologies.



ITID Welcomes Judith Mariscal as Associate Editor


ITID Welcomes Judith Mariscal as Associate Editor.  Mariscal brings her expertise in research network on ICT policy for development in Latin America. She is Professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economica (CIDE) in Mexico City where she is Director of the Telecommunications Research Program.

Posted: 2014-06-20 More...

Call for Papers for a Special Issue Honoring Gary Marsden


Call for papers for a special issue honoring the life and work of Gary Marsden ...

ITID is now inviting submissions for a Gedenkschrift memorial issue honoring the life and work of Gary Marsden. Gary Marsden was a full professor of computer science at the University of Cape Town where he directed the ICT4D research center. He passed away suddenly in December of 2013, shortly after chairing a very successful ICTD conference in Cape Town. Gary was a passionate scholar of international acclaim and a dear friend to the ITID community. He is already deeply missed.

Submissions due JANUARY 20, 2015

Posted: 2014-04-24 More...
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Vol 10, Issue 3 Fall 2014 ICTs for Leisure in Development Special Issue

Table of Contents

From the Editors

From the Editors PDF
François Bar, Kentaro Toyama pp. iii-iv

From the Guest Editors

From the Guest Editors PDF
Payal Arora, Nimmi Rangaswamy pp. v-vii

Research Articles

All Work and No Play? Judging the Uses of Mobile Phones in Developing Countries PDF
Araba Sey, Peppino Ortoleva pp. 1-17
ICT and (Personal) Development in Rural China PDF
Elisa Oreglia pp. 19-30
Relax, You’ve Got M-PESA: Leisure as Empowerment PDF
Radhika Gajjala, Dinah Tetteh pp. 31-46
The Value of Non-Instrumental Computer Use: A Study of Skills Acquisition and Performance in Brazil PDF
Beth E. Kolko, Robert Racadio pp. 47-65
Sites of Playful Engagement: Twitter Hashtags as Spaces of Leisure and Development in Kenya PDF
Melissa Tully, Brian Ekdale pp. 67-82

Book Review

Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience PDF
Pamela Abbott pp. 83-85


Contributors PDF
p. 85

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