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Leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Development: Motivations, Successes and Challenges
The rapid adoption of mobiles and cloud computing is reenergizing efforts to integrate ICT as part of the overallinternational development agenda. ICT is considered as an enabler in strategies to meet many of the MillenniumDevelopment goals and as a key component of national development in healthcare, education, rural and urbandevelopment, poverty reduction and financial services. The mini-seminar reviews ICT for Developmentmotivations; role in the efforts of major development organizations; case studies from multiple countries andsectors; and factors leading to successes and failures. The mini-seminar concludes with discussion of ICT forDevelopment opportunities and challenges and best practices in policy, financing and human capacity developmentto foster scalable and sustainable ICT for Development efforts.