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Dr Silvia Masiero PhD

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Lecturer in International Development

Dr Silvia Masiero is a Lecturer in International Development at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Her research focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the field of socio-economic development. In particular, she studies the multiple forms of embeddedness of the IT artefact in development policy and governance, with a specific interest in its participation in the politics of anti-poverty programmes. Her current work revolves around the role of digital technologies in reshaping the politics of the Public Distribution System (PDS), the biggest food security scheme in India.

Silvia holds a PhD Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a MSc Development Management from the same institution. She is also a member of the LSE Conflict Research Group, where she pursues a parallel research stream on the use of ICTs in the management of complex humanitarian emergencies.

Masiero, S. (2016). Digital Governance and the Reconstruction of the Indian Anti-Poverty System. Oxford Development Studies, published online 16 November 2016

Masiero, S. (2016) The Origins of Failure: Seeking the Causes of Design-Reality Gaps. Information Technology for Development, 22(3): 487-502.

Masiero, S. (2015). Redesigning the Indian Food Security System through E-Governance: The Case of Kerala. World Development, 67(3): 126-137.

Masiero, S., and Prakash, A. Does Computerisation Reduce PDS Leakage? Lessons from Karnataka. Economic & Political Weekly, 50(50): 77-81.

Bailur, S., and Masiero, S. (2012) The Complex Position of the Intermediary in Telecenters and Community Multimedia Centers. Information Technologies and International Development, 8(1): 27-42.

Masiero, S. (2011) Financial vs. Social Sustainability of Telecentres: Mutual Exclusion or Mutual Reinforcement? Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), 45(3): 1-23.