An International Internet for Local Needs

1 February 2024
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The Cost of Excluding Women: The Digital Gender Gap & Economic Prospects

1 February 2024
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International Internet Inequality Index

1 February 2024
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Labour futures: Intersectional policy making for the platform economy

1 February 2024
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Online Mental Health and the Future of Therapeutic Labor

4 January 2024
Online Mental Health: a man is talking with his psychologist online.

RESEARCH QUESTION  The research asks how the work of mental health professionals is changing as they increasingly provide services through online digital platforms and how such shifts impact therapeutic expertise, therapeutic labor, and professional practice.  The project aims to understand how the work of mental healthcare professionals is changing as it moves to teletherapy and…

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Costs of Exclusion: Gendered Experiences of Meaningful Connectivity through a Global Pandemic

4 January 2024
Concept photo that shows a man and a woman next to a image with the equal sign.

RESEARCH QUESTION  Did the digital gender gap mean that women and men experienced the COVID-19 pandemic differently, and what are the microeconomic and macroeconomic consequences of this gap? Did governments take action and succeed in fast-tracking access to Affordable and Meaningful Connectivity as a result of the pandemic? What specific actions proved to be impactful in…

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Incentivized network and localized services growth with mutual credit-based community vouchers

4 January 2024
Abstract representation of the project - helping to build connections between people who want to trade using a community currency and share local knowledge or digital resources using our iNethi cloud platform

RESEARCH QUESTION  The question that is addressed in this research is: Can a decentralized mutual credit-based community voucher combined with a community network and localized services incentivize (i) custodianship of commons infrastructure, (ii) creation of more locally generated digital content, and (iii) act as a catalyst to the stability and expansion of a local market? …

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Internet Poverty Index (IPI): Methodology, Additional Granularity, Interactive Data Platform & Annual Rankings

4 January 2024

RESEARCH QUESTION  In order to further support the equitable increase of global Internet usage, this research project leverages the current Internet Poverty Index (IPI) – developed by World Data Lab (WDL) with support from ISOC Foundation – and upgrades its features to analyze and model with greater granularity the segments of the population most in…

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