Sunday, 15 May 2011

Telecenters - in search of economic sustainability

Are telecentres economically sustainable? The five telecentre networks of Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have seen great vibrancy and maturity over the last five years and were the subject of a two year long examination to answer the two core questions posed:

  • What are the constraints for their sustainability?
  • How do champions overcome these constraints?
The book - 'Sustainability First' illustrates the answers to the above two questions in detail.

Sustainability First – is a FREE online book for people interested in the economic sustainability of telecentres. (Download or Read online)

Research was sponsored by of IDRC.

No comments:

Post a Comment


My photo
We are consultants for European organisations working in international development. Specialized in Innovation - Economic Sustainability - Social Impact Assessment in ICT4D and Mobile for Development (M4D) sectors. We have 20 + years of experiences and our clients include UN Agencies, EU, IDRC.

What we can offer you?

Are you involved in International development, introducing Information Communication Technologies and Mobile Phone applications to support disadvantage communities? Are you concerned about effective products and services in this sector, we can help to innovate them. Do you want to see their sustainability beyond funding cycle? We can help converting the project into a social enterprise. Do you want to understand the social impact? We can design a tailor made model to surface the social impact.