The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012

Title: The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012
Pages: 250 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8996-6
Publisher: World Bank and the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU)
Date (published): 25/05/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: statistical report
Language: English
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract:
The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012 illustrates the progress of this revolution for 216 economies around the world. It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2010 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare economies.

The future of education in Africa is mobile

Title: The future of education in Africa is mobile
Source: BBC
Date (published): 22/08/2012
Date (accessed): 28/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent.

Digital Government Strategy

Title: Digital Government: building a 21st century platform to better serve the American People
Source: Whitehouse.gov
Date (published): 23/05/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: strategic document
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Digital Government Strategy complements several initiatives aimed at building a 21st century government that works better for the American people. The Digital Government Strategy incorporates a broad range of input from government practitioners, the public, and private-sector experts. Two cross-governmental working groups—the Mobility Strategy and Web Reform Task Forces—provided guidance and recommendations for building a digital government.

Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculture in India

Title: Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculture in India
Author: Surabhi Mittal
ISBN: 978-607-95844-2-9
Publisher: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Date (published): 20/04/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: working paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes (html)
Abstract: The overall goal or expected outcome of this research is to see the potential of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve yields and income, and to disseminate knowledge to farmers to help them manage risk in an informed manner.

Liberation Technology: Three Studies Examine the Impact of Social Media on Popular Uprisings

Title: Liberation Technology: Three Studies Examine the Impact of Social Media on Popular Uprisings
Author: Lisa Goldman
Source: Techpresident
Date (published): 17/07/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Recommendation of three case studies about social media and popular uprisings.

Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections

Title: Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections
Authors: Lee Rainie, Susannah Fox
Publisher: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Date (published): 07/05/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This research report contains a lof ot useful data and based on a nationally representative survey by the Pew Internet Project conducted between March 15 and April 3, 2012 among 2,254 adults age 18 and older.

6 Simple Guidelines for ICT4D Project Success

Title: 6 Simple Guidelines for ICT4D Project Success
Author: Ajay Kumar
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date (published): 15/06/2012
Date (accessed): 14/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract:Six thought or step before starting an ICT4D project.

Texas Publishes New Strategic IT Plan

Title: Texas Publishes New Strategic IT Plan
Author: Matt Williams
Source: Government Technology
Date (published): 09/07/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Texas Department of Information Resources and state CTO Karen Robinson released the state’s new strategic IT plan.

SFCG: Computer Game Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills to Rwandan Children

Title: SFCG: Computer Game Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills to Rwandan Children
Posted by: Rex Brynen
Source: PAXsims
Date (published): 18/08/2012
Date (accessed): 22/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract:The aim of project is to develop a computer game that helps primary school students learn about the causes conflict and ways to deal with it.

Young Peruvians Use Social Media to Promote Agro-Ecological Production

Title: Young Peruvians Use Social Media to Promote Agro-Ecological Production
Authors: Bénédicte Marcilly
Source: IICD
Date (published): 16/08/2012
Date (accessed): 16/08/2012
Type of information: blog post
Language:English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: "A group of young people from the National Association of Ecological Producers in Peru (ANPE PERÚ), promote organic farming and an ecological approach towards agriculture, with the use of Information and Communication Technology tools such as social media."

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