Breaking the Digital Divide: Implications for Developing Countries

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Commonwealth Secretariat, 2002 - Social Science - 168 pages
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This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more. It is well researched, informative and authoritative. Individuals, organizations and governments with a specialist interest in the transition to an information society and/or knowledge economy will find this book timely.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
ix
INTRODUCING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE 1
xxiii
THE INTERNET IN THE DEVELOPING
33
THE ONLINE EDUCATION
59
THE NET AND HEALTH INFORMATICS
73
THE NET AND THE ECONOMY OF THE DEVELOPING
87
THE REGULATION OF INTERNET
103
CONCLUSIONS
135
Education Gaps
149
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Rogers W'O Okot-Uma Uma is an independent e-governance adviser. He was formerly Chief Program Officer (Informatics) at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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