Information Technologies & International Development

Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion" – the share of the world population whose countries are not yet widely connected to the Internet nor widely considered in the design of new information technologies.



ITID Welcomes Associate Editor Bill Tucker

ITID warmly welcomes a new Associate Editor: William D. Tucker. Bill is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Western Cape in South Africa and founder and director of the Bridging Application and Network Gaps (BANG) research group that conducts applied research into information and communication technology for development. His research engages with, among other groups, the deaf community in Cape Town using mobile sign-language video, and rural areas in the Eastern Cape through wireless mesh networks that provide telephony and Internet. He brings an interdisciplinary background with him with degrees in sociology, business administration, and computer science. We are delighted to have Bill join the editorial team!  
Posted: 2014-03-28 More...

Sad News about Associate Editor Gary Marsden


We are deeply saddened to advise that Gary Marsden passed away Dec. 27, 2013 in Cape Town, likely due to heart failure. Gary devoted his professional life to the applications of ICT and human-computer interaction for development.  He was a pillar of the African ICT4D community – he was one of the first ICT4D researchers to be based on the continent, and he mentored a large group of students, many of whom sought him out as an advisor. Gary served as an Associate Editor for ITID since 2010. We remember him as a jovial and nurturing friend and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family. We will truly miss him.

Tributes to Gary are being collected by his department at And at ITID, we hope to publish a memorial issue in Gary’s honor in about a year’s time.

Posted: 2014-01-06 More...
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Vol 10, Issue 1 Spring 2014

Table of Contents

From the Editors

From the Editors PDF
François Bar, Kentaro Toyama, Arlene Luck p. iii-iv


Remembering Gary Marsden PDF
Shikoh Gitau pp. 1-2

Research Article

“A Country in Order”: Technopolitics, Nation Building, and the Development of ICT in Ethiopia PDF
Iginio Gagliardone pp. 3-19


ICTs in Support of Grassroots Innovation PDF
Nitin Maurya, Vipin Kumar, Ramesh Patel, Hiranmay Mahanta, Anil Gupta pp. 21-25

Book Reviews

Twinning History and Anthropology to Talk About the Everyday Phone in India PDF
Nimmi Rangaswamy pp. 27-29
Immobile Mobility: Young Migrant Women in Contemporary China PDF
Siyuan Yin pp. 31-33


Contributors PDF
p. 35

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