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Terms of Reference for Knowledge Map on Converting the Virtual Economy into Development Potential

infoDev wishes to hire an individual consultant for Phase 1 of a three-phased project on assessing the potential for development of the Virtual Economy. The objective of Phase 1 is to create a Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy (KMVE). An infoDev Knowledge Map is a systematic attempt to define a subject area, conduct a literature review, and measure its economic contribution and growth rate as relevant in a developing country context. Overall, it aims to summarize what we know and do not know about an innovative subject area connected to ICT4D. Example of previous Knowledge Maps can be accessed in the publications sections of the infoDev website at http://www.infodev.org/en/Publications.4.html. The Virtual Economy refers to products and services that only have an existence within the electronic world (for instance within games or on devices), without an analogue equivalent, and which offer trade opportunities that can be exploited from anywhere in the world.


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