This Primer on Project Management and ICTD provides fundamental concepts and tools utilized in project planning and management. There are two parts to this Primer. Part 1 discusses general concepts and tools in project management for development, as well as the use of general computer applications. This part is intended for students without any or limited technical background on ICT. Part 2 looks into the use of ICTs in managing projects, and delves into tools and techniques for managing ICTD projects.
Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is a set of processes to lessen the impacts of disasters on society. This process involves the development of policies, strategies and capacities, among other activities, to assess, prepare for and reduce disaster risks, before a disaster strikes.
This Primer addresses the role that information and communication technology (ICT) can play in enhancing the ability and capacity of humans to deal with the impact of climate change and contribute to sustainable development. The principle of sustainable development is an important guide to ensure that the use of ICT to tackle climate change effects is done in a way that does not impact on the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The objective of this module is to inform policymakers and support their policymaking skills with gender-related knowledge to create an enabling environment for ICT-empowered women entrepreneurs. The module has four main sections, as well as an introduction and conclusion. The first section introduces the concepts of gender and empowerment within the context of the sustainable development goals. The second section explores the interfaces between women and information and communication technologies (ICTs), including the gender divide in the use of ICTs.
This module is a sequel to Module W1: Planning a Business Using ICT. The primary objective of this module is to introduce existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs to the set up and management of a business, and the ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help in the process. The module provides fundamental business management concepts, analytical tools and ICT applications for setting up and running a business. This module is aimed at women who are ICT literate, are using ICTs only for basic tasks (e.g.
The primary objective of this module is to introduce existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs to business planning, and to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools for business planning. The module provides fundamental business planning concepts, analytical tools and ICT applications for business planning. This module is aimed at women who are ICT literate, are using ICTs only for basic tasks (e.g. making calls, text messaging, e-mail), and are interested in using ICTs for more advanced business functions (e.g. online marketing and selling).
The primary objective of this module is to introduce the key concepts of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. It also focuses on the global and regional status of women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship’s relations to women’s empowerment, the barriers and enablers faced by women entrepreneurs, and the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in women’s entrepreneurship.
The primary objective of this module is to introduce the key concepts of Empowerment; Women’s empowerment, and its barriers and enablers in present times; Information and communication technology (ICT), and its challenges and opportunities in promoting women’s empowerment; and the Sustainable Development Goals related to achieving women’s empowerment.
The Academy Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Toolkit will help the partners develop, customize and strengthen the M&E plan and the M&E system in their organizations. It will assist the partners in determining very important inputs, activities, tools and resources needed to design, build or improve, and implement an appropriate M&E system.
Governments continue to struggle with using data to improve governance. Even in the midst of a data revolution, some of them face the traditional challenges of lack of data, low quality data and outdated data. Others face the more contemporary challenge of making sense of mountains of data that are available to them. How can we enhance the use and analysis of data to support governance and government decision-making?