Top 7 Reasons Why Most ICT4D Projects Fail (video)

Top 7 Reasons Why Most ICT4D Projects Fail
1) Idea/Results NOT Directly Tied to Improving Economic Condition of End User
2) Not Relevant to Local Context/Strenghts/Needs
3) Not Understand Infraestructure Capability
4) Understimate Maintanance Costs & Issues
5) Projects Supported only by Short-term Grants
6) Not Looking at the Whole System
7) Project Built on CONDESCENDING Assumptions

Dr. Clint Rogers shares interviews and insights from Faculty and Professionals around Africa for why they feel most ICT4D Projects FAIL. Included are important questions for reflection and discussion. Let’s not waste time and money doing the same things that don’t work —

Join the discussion, Your thoughts matter…

Much of the film was captured at the ICT4D Poverty Reduction Summit and this video was first released for the 2010 IPID Meeting

Due to the very helpful work and initiative of Michael Weber (MSU), Giacomo Rambaldi (CTA, Italy), and others — the video has now been translated into several languages (either completed or in progress in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and Italian so far).

You can now embed the version of the video that has the multiple translations – so more people can benefit and discuss it.

For the version with optional translated subtitles, here is the link (and you can find the embed code here too):

*Work supported by assistance of ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK). A programme of the ACP Group of States, with the financial assistance of the European Union. Disclaimer: The contents of this video are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the ACP Secretariat.



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