CITE Reports

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A chart showing the interdependence of technology, supply systems, the change agent, and the user in product evaluation. These four elements, along with the stakeholders and macro level drivers, will determine if a product will be widely adopted. CITE attempts to model the interaction between these entities to predict a product's success in the developing world. (Image by MIT OCW, adapted from CITE.)


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Created in 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) is the first-ever program dedicated to developing methods for product evaluation in global development. CITE produces technology evaluations that provide evidence for data-driven decision-making by development workers, donors, manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers themselves. In addition, CITE evaluations lead to significant developing insights, helping us better understand development challenges.

MIT Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation. RES.11-001 CITE Reports. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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