Rural E-Service in India: Participatory Co-design of Software and Business Models

The Rural E-Service in India: Participatory Co-design of Software and Business Models project examines new and sustainable ways to deliver e-services and develop innovation capacity in poverty stricken communities. This project worked with rural co-operatives in India to develop new sustainable ways for them to deliver services and to develop their capacity to innovate in the way they use existing information and communications technologies that are available to them. The research scrutinizes 'best practice' participatory methods from the world of ICT design and from international development to identify creative ways in which these methods can be combined effectively.

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