Can ICTs address the needs of small enterprises?
were trained to download the information at internet bureaus, and to sell it to MSEs. Experience in two towns shows that MSEs were willing to pay for the information from Oasis, and that infomediaries were able to cover their costs. The time taken to research and upload useful sector-specific
information centrally is considerable, however, and as yet income from sponsorship and advertising does not cover this cost. The article recommends that business information that is researched for Oasis could also be used in other outlets, such as radio programmes, and costs could be shared
in this way.
- Mapping the market: participatory market-chain development in practice
- Understanding and preventing the failure of new products
- Quantifying achievements to improve effectiveness in private sector development
- Development numbers: the political economy of data production from ‘above’ and ‘below’