Dissertation Defense - Moonjung Yim
You are cordially invited to join us for the Dissertation Defense of Moonjung Yim, to be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, beginning at noon in Bloedel Hall Room 070. Below, you will find the dissertation proposal abstract and the Supervisory Committee.
Title: Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) evaluation: Examining its foci, gaps, challenges, and associations with other areas to strengthen the field’s conceptual underpinnings
Abstract: The effectiveness of ICT for development (ICT4D) projects has been deeply questionable over the past decades, despite the much attention paid to ICTs among the academics and practitioners as a possible catalyst in the betterment of people’s lives in the Global South. However, ICT4D evaluation is yet to be seen as a field with a clear global consensus on what it constitutes. In this setting, the study aims to identify the major foci, gaps, and challenges of ICT4D evaluation and explore ways to strengthen its conceptual elements and resolve prevailing issues. To address the above research problem, content analyses and interviews were conducted. Moreover, to identify and strengthen the field’s conceptual elements, the study refers to other areas of evaluation with a long history of rich discourse and/or strong foundation of models, theories, and approaches.
- Ricardo J Gomez, Chair
- Andres Barria-Roman, GSR
- Michelle Suzanne Carter, Member
- Negin Dahya, Member