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Fighting the digital divide with microfinance : building social capital and socio-economic development

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Habib, Charmine Hartel
Unlike other technology, lCT has the tremendous capacity to eliminate various social and economic barriers impeding the poor, helping them discover their potential. Wider access and use of lCT can improve social networks and increase civic engagement, thereby improving social fabric and developing social capital. Thus, scholars now have realized lCT plays a primary role in the formation and maintenance of social network. This paper identifies microfinance programs as an agent with unparalleled capacity to facilitate access to lCT and thus the formation of social capital and socio-economic development of the poor. In this paper, we also discuss the role of MFls in developing social capital in
South Asia and present an analytical model of how the intervention of microfinance can facilitate access to lCT by the poor with the result of an improved both socio-economic situation and social capital.

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Event

Australian and New Zealand Business Academy Conference (2005 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Pagination

1 - 12

Publisher

Monash University

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Start date

2005-11-10

End date

2005-11-11

ISBN-13

9780732622824

ISBN-10

0732622824

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

Q Alam

Title of proceedings

ANZIBA 2005 conference proceedings

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