ICT Impact on Socio-economic Conditions of Rural Bangladesh
Journal of World Economic Research
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages: 1-8
Received: Feb. 4, 2013; Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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Atiqur Rahman, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Amran Haroon, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah, School of Business
Rahat Bari Tooheen, School of Environmental Science and Management
Rahat Bari Tooheen, Independent University, Bangladesh Chittagong (IUBC), Chittagong, Bangladesh
Amran Haroon, Independent University, Bangladesh Chittagong (IUBC), Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah, Independent University, Bangladesh Chittagong (IUBC), Chittagong, Bangladesh
Atiqur Rahman, Independent University, Bangladesh Chittagong (IUBC), Chittagong, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in a relatively short period of time of our planet’s history have had a major transformative impact across all strata of society. In the study, four different villages (520 respondents) from four districts of Bangladesh have been selected to find out how ICTs played a catalytic role in dissemination of information, knowledge transfer, healthcare, capacity building and improved governance and the data were collected during December 2011 to February 2012. The study revealed that factors like social security, rural economy, health care facilities, women empowerment, disaster and emergency response etc. are very much reshaped and influenced by ICTs in Bangladesh as identified in other developing countries.
Keywords
ICT, Bangladesh, Socio-Economic Factors, Rural Community
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Atiqur Rahman, Amran Haroon, Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah, Rahat Bari Tooheen, Rahat Bari Tooheen, Amran Haroon, Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah, Atiqur Rahman, ICT Impact on Socio-economic Conditions of Rural Bangladesh, Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.jwer.20130201.11
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