Print Email Facebook Twitter ICT4D in Rural Settings: Towards an Evidence-Based Causal Model; a Systematic Review Title ICT4D in Rural Settings: Towards an Evidence-Based Causal Model; a Systematic Review Author Harmsen, M. Contributor Hermans, L.M. (mentor) Van den Berg, J. (mentor) Thissen, W.A.H. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Multi Actor Systems Programme Policy Analysis Date 2013-11-27 Abstract This study designed and tested (by means of a case study) an improved method for systematically reviewing (scientific) literature. The case study focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of human development. Findings with regard to ICT use indicate a potential 'digital divide' as ICT users were generally found to be (somewhat) better educated, younger and wealthier than non-users. With regard to effects of ICT use, broad evidence suggests that ICT use is associated with higher income. Effects in studies with a more specific focus were found to concentrate on market improvements, among others by better integration, elimination of waste, and better negotion options for farmers. Findings regarding the method used indicate that it allows for a more systematic and transparent determination of focus, and subsequently integration of findings in complex domains. Subject systematic reviewICT4Dinternational developmentmobile phone To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2edf49fa-8558-4cbf-92b9-3c8e00859234 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2013 Harmsen, M.