The purpose of this toolkit is to identify opportunities, highlight innovative projects and activities, and suggest how development agencies can help realize the potential for gender equality. The toolkit can help these agencies assist developing countries in improving the efficiency and equity of their ICT policies and programmes by ensuring that they respond to the needs of both women and men.
monitoring and evaluation
The 2003/2004 edition of the Digital Review provides an authoritative overview of how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being deployed across the Asia-Pacific region to facilitate socio-economic development. It covers 27 economies and a special chapter on the Pacific Islands Countries.
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Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary
This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.
This study examines the interdependency between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and human development, and identifies ICT indicators for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
National Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Sri Lanka
This country report analyzes the past accomplishments, current trends and future potential of information and communications technology (ICT) in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals in Sri Lanka. It is based on a survey of Sri Lanka’s ICT initiatives and consultations with key stakeholders active in the development of ICT policies.
National Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - India
This country report reviews and assesses progress made in India in drafting and implementing its national e-policies and e-strategies towards meeting its national development goals and the Millennium Development Goals.
This study looks into the relationship in Brazil between ICT use in voting mechanisms and citizen trust in government. The electronic voting system of Brazil is widely trusted by the citizens of the country and international observers as an efficient and reliable mechanism of producing elections results that accurately represent the choices of the electorate.
There is increasing interest in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education institutions in low-income countries. This paper examines the disproportionate costs associated with developing ICT infrastructure in education institutions in developing countries due to a lack of in-country ICT infrastructure planning and implementation skills, and the lack of concrete guidance regarding the stages of development needed to make efficient use of resources and maximize the chances of sustainable investments.
This short handbook provides guidance for policy makers struggling with two key issues: (1) What is the impact on student achievement of introducing ICTs in educational settings in developing countries? (2) How should this impact be measured, and what are the related issues, especially as they relate to Education For All and other Millennium Development Goals?
Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) for Internet and ICTs: A learning tool for change and empowerment
GEM for ICTs and internet initiatives is an online guide for conducting gender evaluations of initiatives that use ICT for social change. The guide provides users with an overview of the evaluation process (including links to general evaluation resources) and outlines suggested strategies and methodologies for incorporating a gender analysis throughout the evaluation process. GEM is not simply an evaluation tool. It can also be used to ensure that gender concerns are integrated into a project planning process.
THe online guide is available in English and Spanish.