Dr. Silvia Masiero
Associate Professor, University of Oslo

Dr. Silvia Masiero’s research operates within the area of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), with a focus on the role of digital platforms in socio-economic development processes. She has conducted extensive work on the computerisation of India’s main food security programme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), and on the adoption of ICTs in core aspects of the Indian public sphere including elections, rural employment guarantees and programmes of social protection. Two further areas of current research interest of hers are digital business models in social entrepreneurship and the adoption of ICTs in contexts of humanitarian emergency, such as the current global refugee crisis.

Silvia’s publications have appeared in scholarly journals such as World Development, Journal of Information Technology, Oxford Development Studies, Information Technology for Development, Information Technologies and International Development, Information Technology & People, and the Economic and Political Weekly. She acts as Senior Editor for the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries and am on the Editorial Board of Information Technology for Development, for which I also serve as Communications Editor. She is the Secretary of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) 9.4 Working Group on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and a member of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D.

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