Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges

Innocenti Insights

UNICEF Office of Research 2014 -
  • Format
  • Co-author(s)
    • Hollow, David;
    • Kleine, Dorothea;
    • Poveda, Sammia;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2014
  • Pages
    • 68
  • ISBN
    • 978-88-6522-026-9
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 702U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


ICTs are not a technical sphere detached from the complex realities of children’s lives. They are increasingly woven into the very fabric of life, in income-rich and increasingly in income-poor countries. It is clear that if there is no targeted engagement with these socio-technical innovations, they are likely to reinforce existing inequalities. It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children. This report serves as a key contribution on which to build informed dialogue and decision making, developed jointly between research, policy and practice.



Thematic area

Child Poverty   /  Social Policies   / 


children's participation   /  development   /  information networks   /  information technology   /  marginal youth   /  social development   /