Impacts of National Information Technology Effects on Business

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Foreign Aid from Nations and NGOs for ICT

How does foreign aid for ICT projects impact developing nations?

One would think that information and communication technology (ICT) is generally not in the forefront of a developing nation's mind. Food, agriculture, sewage systems, health issues, housing...many topics generally take precedence. Luckily, many organizations realize the benefits of upgrading contries' information and communication technology framework and using technology to increase communication and upgrade numerous systems to attempt to bridge the economic gap between developing countries and more modernized societies. This site opens the door to information about some of these organizations and how they can affect the country that they set out to help.

You will see that ICT often is incorporated into projects that are focused on other issues (heath, agriculture, etc). For instance, to increase awareness for AIDS and HIV in Africa, systems of communication are created to allow hospitals and social workers to share information among themselves and the greater public. Without the ICT framework, many projects would be useless. This site supports the idea that investing in communications and technology in developing nations will benefit, to some extent, the country in various ways.

Website submitted by Lori Diab, an MBA student at the Kogod School of Business.