A study of the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries

University essay from Lunds universitet/Produktionsekonomi

Abstract: Background: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is believed to contribute to the socio-economic growth of developing countries. However, many ICT-related development projects in developing countries are short-lived, i.e., they fail to sustain. Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study what factors influence the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries. Method: The study is based on a systematic review of existing literature on the subject, and data from interviews and observations. A case study of an ICT-project in southern India is performed. All data is of qualitative type. Conclusions: A set of 14 factors that influences the sustainability is identified. The factors are related to the various resources and stakeholders involved in a project.

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