The overall point of Richard Heeks’ article is to question the context of the Millennium Development Goals as the priority application for ICTs. He believes this is a flawed strategy for several reasons:
- The MDGs are not logical. They virtually attempt to solve a good proportion of the injustices of the world by 2015, an endeavor that is surely honorable but not rational.
- The MDGs are prone to all the same criticisms we now condone the neo-liberalist agenda for. They are hegemonic, imposed by the global north, lack the ability for countries to establish their own agendas etc.
- The MDGS function through the notion of “do as I say” not “as I do.” They hope for development to be clean and honorable, environmentally friendly and socially egalitarian. Though the mindset behind this is great — it is not fully realistic.
- ICT through the MDGs has been concentrated on computers and…
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