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Development: Discourses and Practices: India
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In 2000, the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) emphasized that access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) is a basic socioeconomic need, along with the eradication of extreme hunger, poverty, disease, and child mortality. The MDGs advocated that ICTs, including telephone lines, computer…

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Sreela Sarkar, “Development: Discourses and Practices: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002137>
First published online: 2017

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