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Measuring the Impact of Information Technologies in Latin America (Paperback) (Alberto Chong &

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The dramatic surge in technological innovations in recent year has led researchers to think hard about the linkages between technology and its effects on society. In particular ICTS have become have become key factors contributing to economic growth in advanced economies and developing countries alike. In this context, this book attempts to contribute to the little empirical evidence that exists for Latin America by providing the results of randomized and quasi-experimental designed studies for different information and communication technologies, that range from traditional ones, such as DVDs and radios, to mobile phone applications, to traceability information systems. We find that there are several commonalities among the studies presented, which are especially related to complementarity and compliance. It is argue that the latter appears to be a particularly relevant issue, one that should also be taken into account in future studies related to information and communication technology.In addition, this is a topic that is directly relevant since future investments in areas such as agricultural extension, public safety net programs, market deepening, financial education, and the like are likely to be increasingly driven through information technology platforms. This collection of essays aims to provide valuable insight on both the promise and the pitfalls of trying to replace conventional, high-cost outreach with technological alternatives. Both researchers working in the area of information technologies, as well as to practitioners who are pondering how to leverage technology to improve outreach and to reach clients in innovative ways, should be able to derive valuable insights.
Number of Pages: 136.0
Genre: Technology, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Latin American Development Forum
Format: Paperback
Publisher: World Bank
Author: Alberto Chong & Mu00f3nica Yu00e1u00f1ez-pagans
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2017
TCIN: 51534859
UPC: 9781464808029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-9099

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