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The Comprehensive Nature of Evaluation in ICT4D Research and Practice

Dr Caroline Khene, Ms Hafeni Mthoko, Mr Joshua Osah, and Ms Gugulethu Baduza

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (SAST)

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ICT4D has been a concept that has long plagued the ICT research focus of developing countries, mainly driven by research from the Global North, and from our discipline of Information Systems or Computer Science, adopted from business environments. This has contributed significantly to projects that fail to achieve their objectives (usually associated with a Millennium Development goals) or are really not sustainable in some contexts, and can actually end having a negative effect in areas they are implemented in (Avgerou, 2010; Dodson, Revi Sterling, & Bennett, 2013; Walton, M. & Heeks, 2011). One can already see that the ideas around ICT4D are more complex than one would have imagined (Loh, 2013; Walsham, 2013; Weber, 2009), and hence a realisation that initiating or implementing a programme should be conducted with sensitivity and awareness of the environments they are targeting. Furthermore, the question will always remain, of whether participants or stakeholders are well informed to make the decisions that drive the process of implementing ICT4D initiatives that require flexible processes of change overtime. Key to being well informed is that Evaluation is incorporated in project processes, where implementation of such initiatives still occurs. Evaluation is foundational as research in practice to inform the ICT4D initiatives and processes. In this case, it is an aspect that should occur throughout the continuous development and sustainability of an ICT4D supported programme.

Evaluating ICTD initiatives generates distinctive challenges for practitioners and researchers, and there is no explicit generally accepted approach to evaluation that can be contextualised in different ICTD contexts. This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and researchers to explore and share trends in evaluating ICTD, collaborating toward a shared framework for reflective practice in diverse ICTD evaluation approaches. Possible themes that will be discussed include:

• The nature of comprehensive evaluation in ICTD
• Key domains of evaluation in ICTD practice
• Emergent challenges of evaluation and research practice in ICTD

 

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Port Elizabeth
IDIA2014 Conference
Port Elizabeth, EC
South Africa

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (SAST)


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