New project GEONET

This is just a note to flag up the new project in OII that I am part of called GEONET. This is an exciting four year research project employing mixed-methods to understand the growth and impacts of the knowledge economy is sub-saharan Africa

The GEONET project at the Oxford Internet Institute investigates the geographies, drivers, and effects of Sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging ‘information economies.’ It asks whether these economies represent a new era of development, and how information and communication technologies impact on older processes of dependence, underdevelopment, and economic extraversion.

The GEONET homepage is here which we we will be updating with discussions, findings, visualisations and open-data over the coming years.

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