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Author Melhem, Samia.

Title Information and communication technologies for women's socio-economic empowerment / Samia Melhem, Claudia Morrell, Nidhi Tandon
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 86 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 176
World Bank working paper ; no. 176
Summary The report will provide a brief overview of major themes for women and ICTs, including issues for girls versus women; the ICT workforce; and opportunities versus the threat of ICTs for women's lives. The report will discuss as well the issue of women and Sciences and Technologies. Several policy recommendations will be drawn, amongst which The economic opportunities women can bring to development through ICTs will not be realized unless policies for all mainstream efforts take gender considerations into account. Policy makers should host forums that allow gender experts to debate the issues and arrive at a diversity of perspectives and recommendations that recognize the complexity of the issues and their impact on socio economic development. Policy is needed to ensure that investment in ICTs contributes to more equitable and sustainable development for all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-52)
Notes Print version record
Subject Computers and women -- Developing countries.
Information technology -- Developing countries.
Technology and women -- Developing countries.
Women in computer science -- Developing countries.
Women -- Employment -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Morrell, Claudia.
Tandon, Nidhi.
LC no. 2009035428
ISBN 0821381342 (electronic bk.)
9780821381342 (electronic bk.)