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The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies is a five-year project (2007-2012) to generate evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access to information and communication technologies. Looking at libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes, the study investigates impact in a number of areas, including communication and leisure, culture and language, education, employment and income, governance, and health.

Implemented by the University of Washington’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), the Global Impact Study is part of Investigating the Social & Economic Impact of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies — a broader CAD$7.9 million research project supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and a grant to IDRC from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Managed by IDRC, this project includes the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies (this project) and The Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program, led by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, which aims to deepen the capacity of emerging scholars with the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of research on public access to ICT produced in developing countries.
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New resources about the impact of public access ICTs

It’s been just over a year since we at TASCHA released the Global Impact Study‘s final report,Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. In the past year, we have been very busy disseminating the findings, participating in discussions about public access and development, and creating various tools…

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Posted on August 7, 2014 at 6:33am

Infographic: Why public access to technology matters for development

TASCHA is excited to release a new infographic based on findings from the Global Impact Study of Public Access ICTs! Many thanks go to the team at JumpStart Georgia for helping us design what we think is a pretty cool visualization of why public access is so important and why it matters to development.

Please feel free to share,…

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Posted on June 10, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Global Impact Study final report released: Connecting people for development

While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access to this increasingly necessary resource to function and prosper in today’s world. How do those people connect to digital society? For many, digital inclusion is found at a library, a telecenter, or a cybercafé – their local public access ICT venue. For over a decade, significant investments have been made in these venues. However,…

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:27am — 1 Comment

Report on the impact of access to computers & internet releasing soon - sign up to get a copy

What is the impact of computers in public places like telecentres? How can this impact be measured? What about mobile phones? And what does it mean for the future of access to technology?

The Global Impact Study from the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington’s iSchool is excited to announce that we will be releasing our final research…

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Posted on February 26, 2013 at 2:43am

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