International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

IJSTR@Facebook IJSTR@Twitter IJSTR@Linkedin
Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us

IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 4, April 2014 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

Crush The Poverty By Information And Communication Technology

[Full Text]



Khizer Hayat Khuhawar, Zeng Jianqiu, Samo Farkhunda, Yuan Ye



Key Words: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Poverty, Economic growth, rural community.



Abstract: This paper discusses the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to reduce the poverty in rural areas of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan is now on the way of development and ICT is considered as a magic tool which can boost the economic growth further enhanced the Socio-Economic development. In this paper, poverty profile along with its root cause and socio-economic condition will be analyzed. Finally, ICTs based model is proposed for rural areas which can promote economic growth through empowerment and opportunity so as to reduce the poverty level across rural areas of the country. By the implementation of proposed ICT based model, the rural sector could enjoy great advantages thus to improve their living standard.



[1]. Bhisham Kapoor, Vikas Sindhi and Ambika Khosla, Impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Rural Marketing & Development, VSRD-IJCSIT, Vol. 1 (6), 396-407, 2011. Available at: www.visualsoftindia.com/journal.html

[2]. Dabla. A, “The role of IT Policies in promoting social and economic development: The case of the state of Andhra Pardesh, India,” EJISDC 19, 5, 1-21, 2004.

[3]. Simone Cecchini and Christopher Scott, Can information and communications technology applications contribute to poverty reduction? Lessons from rural India, Information Technology for Development 10 (2003) 73–84 73 IOS Press, 2003.

[4]. ICT for poverty reduction: myths, realities and development implications (EVENT: Panel discussion 6.2, PANEL SPEAKERS: Richard Fuchs, M. S. Swaminathan, Richard Gerster, Clotilde Fonseca) Organized by Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 2004.

[5]. Dr. Shahnawaz Malik, Dr. Imran Sharif Chaudhry, Imran Hanif, “Analysis of Rural Poverty in Pakistan; Bi-Model Estimation of Some Selected Villages”, Department of Economics Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 8 [Special Issue – April 2012]

[6]. Hari Ram Lohano, Poverty dynamics in rural Sindh, Pakistan, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-906433-59-8, Working Paper No. 157, November 2009.

[7]. Dr. Abdul Latif , “Poverty as an Unfinished Agenda for the Third World Countries, Impact of Social and Economic Factors on Poverty, A Case Study of Sindh”, Department of Management Sciences, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 4, No. 5; October 2011.

[8]. Ghafoor, Memon Abdul; Wahid, Shaikh Abdul; Usman, Butt Muhammad; Begum, Shahida, “E-Health Facilities Enhancement Model for Rural Sindh” Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 7, Issue 9, p386, September 2011.

[9]. Mahrukh Siraj, A model for ICT based services for agriculture extension in Pakistan, 2011, www.cabi.org.

[10]. UNDP, Annual Report of United Nations Development Programme, UNDP Secretariat New York, USA, 2006.

[11]. Dr. Nanik Ram, Altaf Hussain Ansari, INCOME PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF RURAL POVERTY IN TWO DISTRICTS OF SINDH, Australian Journal of Business and Management Research Vol.1 No.7 [51-61] | October-2011.

[12]. Amjad, Rashid, “Stagflation, the Labor Market, and the Poverty Puzzle in Pakistan”, A Preliminary Analysis2012, Online at http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/41976/ MPRA paper No. 41976 posted 18. October 2012 / 07:19

[13]. Trading Economics 2012.

[14]. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 2011 and Economic Survey, Government of Pakistan, 2008-09. Available at: http://finance.gov.pk/survey_0809.html and http://www.scribd.com /doc/20904695/Economic-Survey-Of-Pakistan-2008-9

[15]. Pakistan Economic Survey 2012-13 & Pakistan Economic Survey 2012. available at: http://business.onepakistan .com .pk/budget/economic-survey/

[16]. Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index 2012.

[17]. Trading Economics 2012.

[18]. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 2011.

[19]. Pakistan Economic Survey 2012.

[20]. Trading Economics 2012.

[21]. Pakistan Economic Survey 2012.

[22]. Pakistan Economic Survey 2011-12.

[23]. Javaid, Umbreen, “Corruption and its Deep Impact on Good Governance in Pakistan” Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 48, No. 1, pp. 123-134, 2010.

[24]. Author’s calculations based on Pakistan Economic Survey (2009-10: 2-3) and Pakistan Economic Survey (2009-10: Table 1.3)