80 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ICT has been identified as one of the most effective tools to bring about gender and economic development. ICTs in the form of multimedia community centres/telecentres, especially at the rural level can act as a nodal point for community connectivity, local capacity building, content development and communications, and serve as hubs for applications, such as distance education, telemedicine, support to small, medium sized and micro-credit enterprises, promotion of electronic commerce, environmental management, and empowerment of women and youth. Where such services have a pro-ultra-poor strategy, then the benefits of ICTs can be directed to them.