Information and communication technologies as tools for development: The case of Peru
Magdalena Bogumila Stanislawska, University of Alberta , Canada
University of Alberta . Awarded
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can aid the development of a nation on many levels. The following thesis focuses on the ways in which Peru is using computer technology and the Internet in the areas of economy, education, and political governance. A critical examination of the current state of ICTs in Peru and of some recent initiatives in the field reveals that in its attempts to use these technologies as tools for development, the country is still facing many challenges. Access to ICTs in Peru remains closely tied to power and wealth. Presently, computer technology and the Internet are only widening the gap between the rich and the poor and exacerbating the uneven development of different parts of the country. What Peru needs most is vision and leadership where the implementation of ICTs is concerned, accompanied by significant reforms of the nation's business environment, educational system, and political culture.
Stanislawska, M.B. Information and communication technologies as tools for development: The case of Peru. Master's thesis, University of Alberta.
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