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Do digital technologies enable economic development?
by Elisa Oreglia
About this EXP
Elisa Oreglia, senior lecturer in global digital cultures at King’s College London, talks about digital technologies and development.
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Key point 1
While there is enthusiasm about the potential of digital technologies to empower people in the Global South, such technologies don’t always match what people want or need.
Key point 2
By focusing on digital technologies, we overlook the importance of social relations in business and communities.
Key point 3
Digital technologies should be evaluated from the perspective of users rather than service providers.
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