In case KBF members have not seen this recent DFID-funded Research Into Use Programme (RIU) Discussion paper. Note they cite the 'underestimation of the roles of intermediaries and their capacities for innovation' as one contributory factor that explains the under-utilisation of ICTs
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Summary:This is the first of two linked papers dealing with information and computing technology (ICTs) and the question of putting research into use. This, the first paper, takes the experience of South Asia to review the scope of ICT applications in development practice as a tool for putting research into use for innovation. The findings from this study suggest that ICTs in general have not contributed effectively to the challenge of putting new knowledge into use as they are mostly used to support traditional communication tasks — such as information dissemination and training. The paper argues that this und...... [ Read the rest of this story ]
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