Vol 12 (2003)

Volume 12 is a regular volume of the journal with both research papers and practitioner papers.

In the first article, Mbarika, Kah, Musa, Meso and Warren focus on the predictors of teledensity in developing countries, notably those that can be characterised as low and middle income developing countries. Their findings suggest that increased investment in telecommunications infrastructure without the corresponding involvement of other socio-economic factors may not result in improved teledensity.

The second article is an extension of a conference speech given by Ajay Kumar at the ASEAN Executive Seminar on eGovernment. Kumar focuses on issues associated with efficiency, accountability and transparency that eGovernment will bring.

In the third article, Paul Ulrich writes about the development and impact of Internet Information Centres in rural China. Ulrich describes many important issues associated with the rural Internet centres, including best practices developed and the long term sustainability of projects like these.

In the fourth article, Harris and colleagues describe two rural ICT telecentre projects in Nepal, with particular focus on a new methodology developed by the lead author called infomobilisation that can be used to scale up telecentre operations so that they can achieve their development objectives.

The last paper, by Stork, Leeming and Biliki, reports on an ICT strategy workshop held recently in the Solomon Islands, the first step in building up a national ICT strategy.

Table of Contents


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Research Papers

Predictors of Growth of Teledensity in Developing Countries: A Focus on Low and Middle Income Countries PDF
Victor W. Mbarika, Muhammadou M.O. Kah,, Philip F. Musa, Peter Meso, John Warren # of downloads: 4652


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Practitioner Papers

E-Government and Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency PDF
Ajay Kumar # of downloads: 4928

Rural Development with ICTs in Nepal: Integrating National Policy with Grassroots Resourcefulness PDF
Roger Harris, Alain Jacquemain, Subra Ponthagunta, Jaysingh Sah, Deepak Shrestha, # of downloads: 13570

Solomon Islands ICT Strategy Workshop Report PDF
Edo Stork, David Leeming, Randall Biliki # of downloads: 5507



The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
ISSN: 1681-4835 www.ejisdc.org