Documents

Up-scaling pro-poor ICT policy and practices

Policies that are proven to be effective in reducing poverty in the small-scale projects can be expanded to reach more people using ICTs, say the authors of this report published by Swiss Agency for... | Read more...

Gender Assessment of ICT Access and Usage in Africa

The Research ICT Africa network supports, monitors and reviews ICT policy throughout the continent. As part of their Household and Individual Access and Usage Survey, this paper provides an overview... | Read more...

Village voice, towards inclusive information technologies

While the use of cell phones and internet is increasingly rapidly in many developing nations, the authors of this report point out that this growth and the contribution of ICTs to poverty reduction will only continue if governments, international... | Read more...

UNCTAD - Information Economy Report 2010

The world is witnessing a new dawn with regard to the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to contribute in the fight against poverty. For the first time, there are now realistic opportunities for inhabitants of remote... | Read more...

ICT-CST policy implementation South Africa

This document provides feedback on the application of the UNESCO ICT‐CST policy framework in a deep rural South African developing context. The feedback is presented from the perspective of the... | Read more...

Economic Commission for Africa, business plan 2010-2012

The imperative of acting swiftly and collectively to the global economic and financial crisis and on reaching meaningful outcomes in climate change negotiations only served to reinforce the validity of the Economic Commission for Africa’s strategic... | Read more...

The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where next for ICTs and international development?

The application of information and communication technologies for international development is moving to a new phase. This will require new technologies, new approaches to innovation and implementation, new intellectual perspectives and, above all, a new view of the world's poor. | Read more...

From policy to pupil: How governments encourage ICT in education

With the aim of providing developing member countries (DMCs) with better guidance to use information and communication technology (ICT) effectively in education, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded a 21-month regional technical assistance (RETA) in Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, and Samoa. | Read more...

Mobile phones for good governance: challenges and way forward

Few East African government institutions have adopted the idea of using mobile phones as a tool for service delivery and a way to communicate with the citizens. This paper describes a few interesting... | Read more...

ComSec and SPC co-operate to use ICT to improve government services

Pacific information and communication technology (ICT) ministers in their June 2010 meeting in Tonga endorsed the use of ICT to ensure delivery of more effective, efficient, secure and transparent government services in the Pacific Island countries and territories. | Read more...

Decentralization and rural service delivery in Uganda

Uganda introduced the decentralization policy in 1997 under the Local Government Act of 1997 that has since undergone four amendments. The policy inherently decentralized service delivery institutions and their governance in order to improve access to services for the rural poor. | Read more...

Institutional and capacity challenges in agricultural policy process

This paper is an exploratory study that looks at early stages of the decentralization and other reforms in the policymaking and planning processes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). | Read more...

E-Government in Africa: prospects, challenges and practices

The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibilities offered by E-Government to Africa by documenting few initiatives on the continent that have developed innovative models that contribute to... | Read more...

ICT4D policy of Gambian government

The Government of The Gambia in response to the recognition that information, knowledge and technology in one form or another increasingly becoming the key drivers for socio-economic development world-wide, developed the nation's ICT4D (or NICI) Policy. | Read more...

Democratising agricultural research for food sovereignty in West Africa - IIED Publications Database

This multimedia book reports on an initiative in West Africa that seeks to create safe spaces in which food providers and consumers can discuss how to build an agri-food research system that is democratic and accountable to wider society. | Read more...

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