ict for development

ICT4RD

This online portal has a collection of case studies of completed and ongoing projects on ICT applications for rural development in India. The cases are from governmental and non-governmental sources, on categories including: agriculture; culture, tourism and heritage; disaster management; e-governance; education; environment and natural resources management; health; livelihoods; rural water supply and sanitation; and women empowerment.

Towards Knowledge Society: A Handbook of Selected Initiatives in South Asia

The handbook contains ICT4D initiatives of selected South Asian organisations covering key aspects of their activities including impact, innovation, partnerships, management as well as the challenges they face in implementing their ideas. The information gathering approach and preparation of the cases were designed in such a manner so that readers and users can easily understand the ideas behind the models and can make comparisons across models.

Global Information Society Watch 2007 Report

This publication, the first in a series of reports covering the state of the information society on an annual basis, focuses on the theme of participation. The report has three interrelated goals: surveying the state of the field of ICT policy at the local and global levels; encouraging critical debate; and strengthening networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society. It discusses the WSIS process and a range of international institutions, regulatory agencies and monitoring instruments from the perspective of civil society and stakeholders in the global South.

The Global Information Society: a Statistical View

The aim of this publication is twofold. The first is to present a coherent picture of the state of the information society in the world. To achieve this, the publication presents available statistical data based on a core set of internationally agreed information and communication technology (ICT) indicators. The second aim is to show recent developments in ICT measurement and, importantly, highlight the considerable gaps that remain. The publication has been produced by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development.

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007-2008

The biennial Digital Review of Asia Pacific is a comprehensive guide to the state-of-practice and trends in information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in Asia Pacific. This third edition (2007–2008) covers 31 countries and economies. Each country chapter presents key ICT policies, applications,and initiatives for national development. In addition, five thematic chapters provide a synthesis of some of the key issues in ICT4D in the region, including mobile and wireless technologies, risk communication, intellectual property regimes,and localization.

Why National Strategies are Needed for ICT-enabled Development

This paper examines the challenges and opportunities of the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution, and their implications for development policy and strategies. It explores why developing countries should look ahead and try to adapt and harness ICT in support of economic and social development. It provides a broad view of the promises and risks of the ICT revolution, and its potential impact on productivity, markets, organizations and education, among others.

Why National Strategies are Needed for ICT-enabled Development

This paper examines the challenges and opportunities of the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution, and their implications for development policy and strategies. It explores why developing countries should look ahead and try to adapt and harness ICT in support of economic and social development. It provides a broad view of the promises and risks of the ICT revolution, and its potential impact on productivity, markets, organizations and education, among others.

Towards a Policy Framework for Integrating Space Technology Applications for Sustainable Development on the Information Superhighway

This study examines the effects development and convergence of technologies, including space technology, on the economy, culture and politics of countries all around the world. The influence of space technologies within the context of information superhighways to those sectors are analyzed in detail.

UNESCAP Reference No.:  ST/ESCAP/2226