For at least the past decade, political leaders and policy makers have stressed how important it is for Africa to harness technology, leapfrog development, and take part in the global knowledge economy. In numerous initiatives aimed at realizing these goals, education is a primary target, viewed as a mechanism through which information and communication technologies (ICT) can empower societies to develop technologically literate workforces. Unfortunately, there is a considerable gap between policy rhetoric and effective project implementation.
Public-private Partnership and Community Participation on Applications of Space Technology for Socio-economic Development: Compilation of Policies and Practices in Selected ESCAP Member Countries
This technical material is a compilation of good practices on public-private partnerships and community participation for the development and applications of space-based ICTs for socio-economic development. It provides information on the types of partnerships and space-based projects and activities carried out in China, India and the Philippines, and on public-private partnerships policies in Japan and the Republic of Korea. It also presents examples on the role and importance of community participation and requirements of relevant government policies in promoting such partnerships.
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.
The Asian Development Bank has been part of searching for better development solutions and innovative approaches using ICT and experiencing the challenges of realities in implementation.This paper selectively takes stock of ADB initiatives across sectors, countries, and regions to share their experiences.
This Report present the World Bank's ICT Strategy for the period 2012-2015. The Strategy for 2012-2015 will emphasize the transformative potential of information and communication technologies while focusing on innovation and infrastructure. The new ICT strategy will be comprised by three pillars. It will promote ICTs to transform services for greater development impact—strengthening accountability and governance, improving public services, and enabling more inclusive private delivery of services (Transform pillar).
The present report was prepared by the MDG Gap Task Force, which was created by the Secretary General of the United Nations to improve the monitoring of MDG 8 by leveraging inter-agency coordination. More than 30 United Nations entities and other organizations are represented in the Task Force, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Trade Organization.
Both phases of the World Summit on Information Society highlighted the necessity of multi-stakeholders partnerships to ensure innovative solutions are designed and implemented to reduce the digital divide.
This report aims to summarize the evidence available on the effects of ICT4D partnerships on poverty reduction. A further aim of the study was to use systematic and reproducible methods of investigation of the published literature to enable a judgement to be made about the quality as well as the content of the evidence available.
On 25-28 November, UN-APCICT will hold the Regional Dialogue on ICTD Capacity Building for Sustainable Development and Annual Partners Meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
On 25-28 November, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) will hold the Regional Dialogue on ICTD Capacity Building for Sustainable Development and Annual Partners Meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
United Nations ICTD human capacity building centre, APCICT, organized its Second Partners Meeting of the "Primer Series on ICTD for youth" on 10-13 December 2013, aimed at enhancing training in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) for young people in the Asia-Pacific region.