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Policy Issues In Microcomputer Applications For Developing Countries

1st Edition

Edited by National Academy of Sciences


281 pages

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The growth of microcomputer applications in industrialized countries is predicated on an existing base that includes the ready availability of affordable hardware and software, trained personnel, capable maintenance, efficient communication systems, and a benign environment. This report covers a range of such policy-related topics as the ready availability of affordable hardware and software, trained personnel, capable maintenance, efficient communication systems, and a benign environment, a checklist of critical issues for developing-country policymakers, and recommendations for programs and projects for support by the international donor community.

Table of Contents

Panel on Microcomputers for Developing Countries -- Introduction -- Overview -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Development-Assistance Policies and Strategies -- Microcomputers, Informatics, and Development: Issues in Foreign Assistance -- The Role of Computers and Informatics in Developing Countries: Issues and Policy -- Selected Donor-Agency Policies on Computers and Informatics in Third World Countries -- Information Technology in Development Projects: A New Role for Donor Assistance -- Developing-Country Experiences -- Microcomputers in the West African Region -- Obstacles to a Wider and More Efficient Use of Microcomputers in Tunisia and Suggested Remedies -- Computers and Education in Kenya: Problems and Prospects -- Microcomputers in Zimbabwe: Problems and Suggested Remedies -- Microcomputers in Egypt: Problems and Recommendations -- Microcomputers, Small Institutions, and Markets: The Case of Paraguay -- Bureaucratic Reform and Microcomputer Use in Indonesia's Ministry of Finance -- Technology Transfer and Development -- Development for Microcomputer Use by Individuals and "Communities": An Anthropologist's Perspective -- Engineering Considerations in Microcomputer Policy Issues for Developing Countries -- Microcomputers Throughout the University: A New Metaphor for Development -- Software-Industry Development in the Third World: Policy Guidelines, Institutional Options, and Constraints -- Copyright Responsibilities: Maintenance of Software Owned by International Development Organizations -- Acquisition and Management of Information Technology -- Microcomputer Acquisition in Developing Countries: Problems and Recommendations -- Social and Organizational Analysis in Automation Strategy and Planning -- Using Management Tools to Get the Most from Information Technology in Development -- Building Information-Management Systems for Developing Countries -- Microcomputer Implementations in the Least-Developed Countries: Some Policy Considerations -- Impact of Microcomputers on Health in the Third World -- Information Systems -- The Role of Scientific and Technological Information in the Development Process -- A New Opportunity in Development -- Corporations and Organizations Contacted Before Preparing This Proposal

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General