Development Informatics

Development informatics is a field of both research and practice focusing on the application of information systems in socio-economic development.

Mi works closely with the University's Centre for Development Informatics, a multidisciplinary centre of the Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Environment, Education and Development.  The Centre is led by Prof. Richard Heeks (SEED) and Dr. Anita Greenhill (AMBS) and its research takes a broad and systemic view that encompasses four interlinked levels:

  • Data, information and knowledge
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Processes of learning, decision-making and communication
  • Wider human, organisational and national context

For further information, visit the Centre for Development Informatics dedicated site: