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dc.contributor.authorKonkel, Agnieszka*
dc.contributor.authorHeeks, Richard*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:02:15Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:02:15Zen
dc.date.issued2009-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520902808290en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131022en
dc.descriptionHuge amounts are being invested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones and their telecommunications infrastructure. Development agencies adopt a conventional view on the 'climate' needed to encourage such investment, believing particularly that good governance and security are required. We question this conventional view with a study of mobile telecommunications in three insecure states that score very badly in the Worldwide Governance Indicators. Data are limited, but they suggest that insecurity and 'bad governance' may not be the barriers to investment that are normally supposed. Indeed, it is possible - at least for this type of digital technology - that they may encourage investment.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent6en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/challenging-conventional-views-on-mobile-telecommunications-investment-evidence-131022
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleChallenging conventional views on mobile-telecommunications investment: evidence from conflict zonesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number3en
prism.volume19en
dc.year.issuedate2009en


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