This paper introduces a framework to examine the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different information and communications technologies to deliver a range of social services, using a case example of rural Bangladesh.
It focuses particularly on major sectors such as agriculture, education, disaster response and healthcare.
An expert elicitation (using both local and international experts) on ICT effectiveness by service domains shows localization as the key determining factor for any technological intervention. Community based radio broadcasting (CR) appears as the dominant option among the
...We conclude with a proposed set of policy and operating recommendations to enable effective technology-based information
services for rural Bangladeshi development.