Global Impact Study

The Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information & Communication Technologies was a five-year project (2007-2012) to generate evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access to information and communication technologies. Looking at libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes, the study investigated impact in a number of areas, including communication and leisure, culture and language, education, employment and income, governance, and health. Developing better methodologies, conducting open research, and contributing to better policies and programs are key project outcomes. A related initiative, the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program, led by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, aimed to deepen the capacity of emerging scholars with the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of research on public access to ICT produced in developing countries.

For more information, check out the study's final report.



People & Organizations

  • Project Team
  • Partners