This book represents the first publication of the Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (REDIS-DIRSI), a regional network of leading researchers concerned with the creation and dissemination of knowledge that supports effective participation in the Information Society by the poor and marginalized communities of Latin America and the Caribbean.
It reflects a diverse set of studies undertaken by DIRSI researchers under the common theme of pro-poor, pro-market ICT policies. This supports next-generation reforms that build on the achievements of market liberalization efforts but at the same time address the realities of what we call digital poverty - a concept that grasps the multiple dimensions of inadequate levels of access to ICT services by people and organizations, as well as the barriers to their productive use.
Table of Contents
Prelims (Contents, The Regional Dialogue on the Information Society (REDIS-DIRSI), Foreword by Ben Petrazzini, Introduction by Hernan Galperin and Judith Mariscal)
1. The concept of Information Poverty and How to Measure it in the Latin American Context
Gover Barja and Björn-Sören Gigler
2. Analysis of ICT Demand:What Is and How to Measure Digital Poverty?
3. New Market Scenarios in Latin America
Judith Mariscal, Carla Bonina and Julio Luna
4. Institutional Design of the Regulator in Latin America and the Caribbean
Jorge Dussán Hitscherich and Juan Manuel Roldán Perea
5. Microtelcos in Latin America and the Caribbean
Hernan Galperin and Bruce Girard
6. Selecting Sustainable ICT Solutions for Pro-Poor Intervention
Kim I. Mallalieu and Sean Rocke
7. Conclusion – ICT and Pro-poor trategies and Research
Back Matter (About the Authors)
Sub Title N/A Author No Editor Hernan Galperin,Judith Mariscal Number of Pages 160 Format Paperback / softback
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