Posts tagged: ict4d

World regions’ access to the internet

12 July 2017 0

The previous post in this mini-series, Who can access the internet?, looked at internet penetration in country context. In this post, we compare world regions and their access to the internet. This box plot visualization shows the distribution of per-country internet penetration, i.e. the percentage of the population of countries that has accessed the internet… Read More »

Who can access the internet?

25 June 2017 1

This map shows internet penetration, i.e. the percentage of the population of countries that has accessed the internet within a 12 month period, from any device (click for full size). It is an update of our earlier visualizations on this topic.  Digital connectivity is often viewed as a vital resource for successful participation in the… Read More »

ICT and Development seminar series – 2017 webcasts 📽

29 March 2017 0

Our ICT and Development seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes. We were lucky to have four great speakers this year. If you didn’t manage to make it to any of the talks, you can find recordings of them all below.

New report: ‘The Risks and Rewards of Online Gig Work At the Global Margins’

21 March 2017 0

This report is based on a three-year investigation conducted by researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria. Online gig work is becoming increasingly important to workers living in low- and middle-income countries. Our multi-year and multi-method research… Read More »

New paper: Digital labour and development: impacts of global digital labour platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods

As ever more policy-makers, governments and organisations turn to the gig economy and digital labour as an economic development strategy to bring jobs to places that need them, it becomes important to understand better how this might influence the livelihoods of workers. Drawing on a multi-year study with digital workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east… Read More »

The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Inclusive Digital Development

My colleagues Nicolas Friederici, Sanna Ojanperä, and I have recently finished a paper in which we analyse ‘Grand Visions’ of how Internet connectivity affects development in Africa. In the paper, we contrast these visions with the actually available empirical evidence to support those claims. You will be able to read our full conclusions in the paper below: Friederici, N.… Read More »

‘big data’ and development seminar series

28 January 2016 0

All are invited to our new ‘big data’ and development seminar series. The schedule for the coming term is, as follows: 26 January 2016: “Big Data, Data Activism, and the Global Civil Society” Speaker: Professor Stefania Milan Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, Univ. of Amsterdam Register interest here! 9 February 2016: “Big Data… Read More »