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Francisco J Proenza

Francisco J. Proenza spent thirty-five years as an economist for international development agencies. He is now Visiting Professor of Information and Communication Technology at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Titles by This Editor

Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the first systematic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the developing world, with findings from ten countries in South America, Asia, and Africa. It provides evidence that the benefits of diversified participation in digital society go beyond providing access to technology.