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Centre for Development Informatics

Themes

Research at the Centre for Development Informatics is centered around five key areas.

The Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) researches the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socio-economic development. CDI's work focuses on the following main themes:

Digital economy

Research topics include:

  • Digital enterprise/startups
  • Digital innovation
  • ICT and telecom policy
  • ICTs and rural/agricultural development
  • Socially-responsible outsourcing
  • e-/m-Business and development

Project outputs include:

Digital transformation

Research topics include:

  • Development 2.0 (crowd models, network structures)
  • Data-intensive development (big, open and real-time data)
  • Transformative technologies and development (3D printing, cloud, social media)
  • ICT4D champions

Project outputs include:

Digital inclusion

Research topics include:

  • Development 2.0 (open development, IT impact sourcing, online citizen science)
  • Community informatics
  • Inclusive innovation

Project outputs include:

Digital sustainability

Research topics include:

  • e-Resilience
  • ICTs and climate change
  • e-Waste

Project outputs include:

Digital theory

Research topics include:

  • Actor-network theory
  • Institutional logics
  • Digital development
  • Digital research methods

Project outputs include: