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Change at hand : web 2.0 for development

ASHLEY, Holly
et al
June 2009

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There are dozens of emerging interactive web services and applications, sometimes referred to as the ‘participatory’, ‘social’ or ‘readwrite’ web, but more commonly known as Web 2.0. Together, they are radically changing the ways we create, share, collaborate and publish digital information through the Internet. These new technical opportunities bring challenges as well as opportunities that we need to understand and grasp. Most of the themed articles are based on presentations made at the the international Web2forDev conference, 25-27 September 2007 at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy

Mainstreaming e-development : interview with Nagy Hanna

December 2003

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The World Bank is currently testing an e-Development framework which moves beyond the incorporation of ICT segments in sector-specific projects (important as that is) towards e-development projects that achieve synergies by co-ordinated ICT investments in a number of sectors. Nagy Hanna, Senior Advisor of e-Development at the World Bank, in an interview with Development Gateway editors, describes the e-Development approach and relates it to WSIS and to the MDGs

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