This article is an edited extract from the Desk Review prepared during the first phase of the IDS-UNICEF project on Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable.
Real Time Monitoring and the New Information Technologies1
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © 2013 Institute of Development Studies
Special Issue: Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable
Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 31–39, March 2013
How to Cite
Lucas, H., Batchelor, S. and Berdou, E. (2013), Real Time Monitoring and the New Information Technologies. IDS Bulletin, 44: 31–39. doi: 10.1111/1759-5436.12014
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
Debates as to the potential role of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in monitoring the wellbeing of vulnerable groups is often bedevilled by the failure of two principal actors – social researchers and technical experts – to address the other's concerns or even to use language that is comprehensible to the other side. The aim here is to unpick some of the technical language relevant in this context and provide a brief introductory guide to some aspects of the current, rapidly changing and highly diverse ICT environment.