Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is a Senior Program Officer at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where he oversees research on how information networks can be used to promote open, inclusive and rights based information societies in the south. Before joining IDRC in 2008, Smith completed postgraduate research on the interaction between technology and society, in particular the impact of e-government systems on citizens’ trust in the government Chile. He has published on this subject and others, including the role of openness to broaden access and inclusion. Smith holds a Ph.D. in information systems and an M.Sc. in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an M.Sc. in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.