Application of ICT to improve rural livelihood in Vietnam

Vong, John, Song, Insu, and Mandal, Purnendu (2013) Application of ICT to improve rural livelihood in Vietnam. International Journal of Electronic Finance, 7 (2). pp. 132-145.

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In recent years, information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted greatly socioeconomic development in developing countries. Encouraged by the development of rural IT network projects in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippines, the government of Vietnam focused on IT infrastructure and capacity building efforts. Under the framework of public administration reform in Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD) project scheme, a study was conducted in setting up Rural Telecentres (RTs) to provide information to farmers in Vietnam. Farmers' opinions and their needs in relation to agricultural and rural issues were considered in establishing 13 RTs in rural communities. The post-implementation survey indicated that the RTs fulfilled their objectives in improving the livelihoods of rural farmers. This paper presents the experiences and lessons learnt from the RTs project particularly in strengthening arguments in favour of national level ICT projects in rural development.

Item ID: 27841
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1746-0077
Keywords: e-finance; electronic finance; ICT; information and communications technology; information technology; rural telecentres; information service; socioeconomic systems; socioeconomic applications; rural areas; rural communities; Vietnam; developing countries; rural farmers; agricultural information; rural development
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 02:33
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 50%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services @ 50%
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