UCB i190 Spring 2014 ICTD in Practice Lect 3

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  • 1. i190 Spring 2014: Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) in Practice University of California Berkeley, School of Information Class Website: i190spring2014.sanng.com LECTURE 3: 28 Jan 2014 Instructor: San Ng (www.sanng.com)
  • 2. Revisiting Last Class: Logistics •Class Ecosystem: Blog (public: for blog assignments and discussions, hope to migrate to iSchool’s ICTD Center website) Class Website Facebook Closed Group (public: syllabus, materials) (private: class discussions/network/meaning of life) Twitter # Social Networks (Linkedin, Other FB groups, other ICTD groups, etc) Email lists
  • 3. Revisiting Last Week’s Class: About our Class Conceptual Week1: Introduction to Course W2: What is Development? W3: What is ICTD W4: Who Does What in Practice? Mapping the ICTD Landscape ICTD in Practice: Core Skills Technical (Applications) W5: Overarching Issues of Technical Applications W6: Infrastructure, Telecenters, Agriculture, W7: Health, Education, Microfinance W8: Governance and Law Management W9: Intro to Project Management W10: Break W11: Planning and Assessment W12: Budgeting, Scheduling, Fundraising W13: Implementation W14: Monitoring and Evaluation/ Next Cycle
  • 4. Agenda        Any new students? Brief logistics Highlights of Development TED Talk Theories of International Development How do you measure Development Does Development Work? (?) Development Career and Jobs (?) Summary and Next Class
  • 5. What Is International Development  Especially watch the second (later in time) TED Talk •http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you _ve_ever_seen.html •http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_p overty.html
  • 6. Theories of International Development ???!!!!! Liberalism Critics of Liberalism Modernization Dependency Post-Modernization Neo-Liberalism Globalization Institution Civil Society Sustainable development Rights Based Approaches Gender Based Development as Freedom
  • 7. Theories of International Development A Very Simple Framework MARKET Liberalism Modernization Neo-Liberalism Globalization Institutions STATE/ PEOPLE Post-Modernization Civil Society Critics of Liberalism Sustainable development Dependency Development as Freedom Rights Based Approaches Gender Based You are a top level __________ donor trying to address Country A’s low skill worker migration issues. There are no jobs at home- workers migrate and work in rich countries to send home remittances. Families are broken up and the trends results in massive social and economic issues in the country. You have $10M to design a program that works based on your International Development belief system. What are the most important activities of that program, and why? (15 mins group exercise, then presentation)
  • 8. Next Class     Sign up for Facebook closed group, introduce yourself! Sign up for blog posts dates, think about projects Read rest of Week 2 readings on International Development Help market this course virtually (and at Cal)!