Knowledge Sharing in the Networked Society: Impacts and Policy Implications for Development

Gregson, Jon and Brownlee, John M. and Playforth, Rachel and Bimbe, Nason Knowledge Sharing in the Networked Society: Impacts and Policy Implications for Development. Informatics Studies, 2016, vol. 3, n. 2, pp. 7-37. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The paper based on research under the programme on Strengthening Evidence-based Policy Works at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), examines the challenges to global goals for the equality and governance posed by control of Knowledge and ICT. It discusses the issue of knowledge sharing and its potential impact on people’s lives and how it is likely to contribute to or damage development agendas over the next 15 years. Examines the positive and negative implications that an increasingly digital world hold for achieving global development goals while making a case for greater attention to be paid to these on the part of the international community especially in relation to democratic governance, institutional accountability, responsiveness and transparency. Authors suggest how development practitioners and policymakers might best respond.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Knowledge and Open Development; Digital Knowledge; Social Knowledge; Crowdsourced Knowledge; Local Knowledge; Curating Knowledge; Open Data; Mobile Knowledge Sharing; Digital Divide; Digital Age; Inclusive Knowledge; Knowledge Mobilising
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Dr M Jayapradeep
Date deposited: 20 Mar 2018 13:38
Last modified: 20 Mar 2018 13:38
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32524

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