Conceptualises, analyses and evidences the emergence of "digital development" as new digital technologies - platforms, data, industry 4.0, etc - change the development landscape: opening up social, economic, political opportunities; but also reinforcing old inequalities.
The nature of the relationship between digital technologies and development is changing. The disruptive potential of digital is increasingly being felt, and the terminology of "digital development" is associated with this potential paradigm shift. This change has positive aspects: opening up opportunities in social, economic and political development. But there are also many problems; especially reinforcing old inequalities and creating new ones. We are seeking papers that help us to conceptualise, to analyse, to evidence, to critique and, overall, to build a picture of what this new "digital development" looks like; mapping emergent patterns - ways in which new digital technologies are changing the processes and structures of development, developing new theoretical perspectives, and linking to local and global trends. We welcome papers on all aspects of digital development but include four examples of its elements: • Platforms and Development: not just the growing role of digital platforms within all aspects of development but also the growing mediation of development through platforms. • Data and Development: the shifts in development possibilities and practices as many new forms of data - big data, open data, real-time data, etc - become available and facilitate the datafication of development processes. • Digital Inequality: the changing form of inequality as we move beyond old conceptions of a "digital divide" based on technology access towards inequalities based on who gains value and power from the growing use of digital. • Digital Capacity: the changing human capabilities and organisational capacities necessary to make most effective developmental use of new digital technologies and systems.
The Influence of Agro-digital Platforms on Agricultural Development in the Global South: Towards a Conceptual Framework
Cab Aggregator vs. Driver Partner: Conceptualising Labour Agency of digital platform workers in Mumbai, India
A Friend Indeed? The Facilitating Role of Mobile Phones and Social Networks for Healthcare Access Among Marginalised Groups in Rural Thailand and Lao PDR
An overarching framework derived from Porter's Value Chain Analysis to understand digital agriculture trends and emerging business models
Digital development and education systems in the Global South: towards a digitally driven education?
Dealing with a Decentralized Structure with a Centralized Plan: The Political Economy of the Financial Inclusion through Mobile Payment Services in Sudan
The impact of digital technologies on upgrading in global value chains; empirical evidence from Indian manufacturing firms.
Digitally Divided Fundraising: The Power of Online Crowdfunding Platforms in Connecting Local NGOs to 'Micro-Philanthropists' in India