Lessons on Gender ...

Lessons on Gender in ICT Applications: Case Studies of infoDev projects

It is often assumed that the application of technology is neutral and that benefits of an ICT project accrue equitably to all individuals in a community. In most cases, however, there are some individuals or groups that have fewer prospects of benefiting from services of-fered. Women typically consti-tute a majority of these per-sons. The objective of this pa-per is to summarize the find-ings from an overview of the infoDev portfolio from a gend-er perspective and field studies of six selected infoDev projects.

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