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Title: The Impact of Open Development Initiatives in Lower- and Middle Income Countries: A Review of the Literature
Authors: Bentley, Caitlin Maureen
Chib, Arul
Keywords: Open development
Open educational resources
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Bentley, C. M., & Chib, Arul. (2016). The Impact of Open Development Initiatives in Lower- and Middle Income Countries: A Review of the Literature. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 74(6), 1-20.
Series/Report no.: The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the field of open development in lower and middle income countries (LMIC) through a review of the literature. We examined 269 articles between 2010 and 2015, that were retrieved through keyword searches of the Scopus database and four ICT4D journals. This article adopts the pathway of effects model to analyze contributions according to inputs, mechanisms and outputs of open initiatives in LMICs. The review finds a fairly even spread of articles across the three stages of effects. Studies that disentangled reasons why or why not openness makes a difference provided the most insight to underlying mechanisms and impact of open initiatives. We found very little evidence that research within this area is concerned with the perspectives of poor and marginalized people – notably women. We therefore question the normative value of open development as a means to transform power relations. However, we argue that a more concentrated vision within this field is needed to exploit the full potential of digitally enabled openness for development.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/81510
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40848
URL: http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/view/1689
ISSN: 1681-4835
Rights: © 2016 The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. This paper was published in The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. The published version is available at: [http://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/view/1689]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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