ICT and empowerment to participate: a capability approach

DASUKI, Salihu, ABBOTT, Pamela and AZERIKATOA, Daniel (2014). ICT and empowerment to participate: a capability approach. Information Development, 30 (4), 321-331.

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Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666913485259


Under which conditions can ICT4D initiatives empower poor communities of developing countries? In this paper we evaluate the promise of development associated with the introduction of an ICT initiative in Nigeria. We employ the basic concepts of Sen’s capability approach to understand how the introduction of a prepaid electricity billing system has empowered people to participate in accessing electricity supply. Our analysis illustrates that various activities resulting from the introduction of the system allow for the participation of both consumers and electricity workers, and that in order for them to be empowered to participate in each of the activities, different resources are required. We conclude with some implications for policy makers advancing an agenda for ICTs for development.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666913485259
Page Range: 321-331
Depositing User: Salihu Dasuki
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 08:53
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:31
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18555

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