IFIP Newsletter: Over 25 Years of Publication


'Information Technology in Developing Countries' is a newsletter of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.4 titled Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. Previously supported by agencies like COMNET-IT, Malta and IDRC, Canada, the newsletter is now published on the web by the Centre for Electronic Governance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

The newsletter carries articles on IT applications in developing countries which have created a socio-economic impact, evaluation of national policies on IT and telecommunications sectors, and paradigms to understand the impact of IT on development. The other articles carried are on pioneering developments taking place in eLearning, eHealth, Community Radio, Telecentres, and Mission Mode Projects; Mobile Enabled Government Services; Achievements and progress of Millennium Development Goals. Relevant conference announcements, reviews of conferences and books are also carried in the newsletter. The readership mainly consists of IT professionals, academics and administrators concerned with  IT policy. 

Starting with the April 2001 issue, CEG has undertaken the responsibility of publishing the newsletter quarterly. The newsletter is now in its 26th Volume. The newsletter has to its credit a legacy years of print publication, reaching 750 individual subscribers and 45 libraries in 40 countries.

The current issue of the newsletter can be accessed at November 2016 Issue. We welcome your contributions for the forthcoming issue of the IFIP WG 9.4 Newsletter. Interested contributors are requested to refer to the guidelines for authors available at: Guidelines for Authors. You can also mail us at ifipnewsletter@iima.ac.in.

Past issues can be accessed through the Past Contributors page.