Bring information to rural people
Developing economies are slowly beginning to understand that bringing information to its rural populace is of utmost importance to the country’s development. Whereas there is great concentration of information at the macro level, there is hardly any of this filtering down to the micro level. Any progress will therefore depend on the reforms brought into public institutions that are the repositories of information.
Facilitate informed decision-making
Any reform process that is serious about ringing in changes will have to take a hard look at the poor access to information at the micro, regional level. Developing and implementing development policies requires that there are clear-cut frameworks that will provide flexibility in planning and enable informed decision-making at the macro as well as the micro level.
Software support at rural level
Information and its analysis at the regional/local level are indispensable to any process of change and organizational learning. Hardware infrastructure and software support at the rural level will, therefore, play as important a role as that played by traditional rural infrastructure at present.