Global Impact Study: Q5-1 Value of Public Access Venue for Internet Connectivity

Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role providing information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times.

The goal of The Global Impact Study was to measure the impact that funding of Public Access Venues (PAV) for internet connectivity has had, in eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa.

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The full report is available here. Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. Sey, A., Coward, C., Bar, F., Sciadas, G., Rothschild, C., & Koepke, L. (2013).

This study was by the University of Washington, funded by the International Development Research Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.