This portal is rich with training resources for telecentre managers and operators, as well as for trainers of telecentre staff. The portal include training resources on: telecentre management; marketing/business plan preparation; technical requirements and maintenance; women's use of telecentres; monitoring and evaluation; and basic IT skills.
Mobile applications in general and mobile applications for agricultural and rural development (m-ARD apps) in particular hold significant potential for advancing development. Though there have been many studies on the mobile revolution, there is a lack of systematic trend analyses, in-depth case studies, and assessments of experiences with m-ARD apps in developing countries. Thus this report examines their development impact, ecosystems, and business models to provide an analytical framework for policymakers and development practitioners.
Mobile phones are now the primary form of telecommunication in developing countries and they are used for communications, information and, more recently, access to a range of services from m-Banking to m-Education and m-Governance. The transformation of society by mobile telephony, and especially mobile applications, is perhaps most profound in the Philippines. This publication digs deeper into the Philippine experience and attempts to identify best practices and lessons learned.
This case study details the e-Knowledge Public Domain project that aims to extend the use of Community e-Centers in the Philippines from simply being a means to access information to becoming local knowledge production centres. The strategy is to develop appropriate ICT skills in communities to enable community members to create relevant digital content.
The Philippine government has recognized the importance of providing universal Internet access and, through various international instruments and national policy documents, has committed to provide community-based Internet access by 2010. This paper provides a review of existing policies and strategies, as well as good global practice on universal access. To ensure this paper responds truly to the needs of the country, a multi-stakeholder Study Group was organized to review and comment on the paper.
High Impact, Pro-Poor e-Governance Applications: Identifying 'Killer Applications' and Best Practice Models of e-Governance through Community e-Centers in the Philippines
The purpose of the study is to find a way to identify services that genuinely make a difference to people in their interactions with Governments. The expected outcome is increased impact and utilization of e-governance and e-government services in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific over the longer term. This study is a collaboration between the Commission of ICT in the Philippines, UNDP Philippines and UNDP-APDIP.
This paper is a technical study of three cases of community-based content development in the Philippines, namely: 1) the Molave Development Foundation's production of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Modules with the Maguinda Community; 2) the participatory video projects for the community by the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, PATAMABA and Sony Japan; and, 3) the e-Knowledge Public Domain Pilot Project in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City by the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), UNESCO and Intel.
The National Information Technology Plan 2000 documents an overall strategy to spur the country to global competitiveness through Information Technology diffusion.
This National Information Technology Plan presents the Philippines' broad strategy to spur itself to global competitiveness through information technology. This plan sets down specific time frames for achieving these goals:
Building Institutional Capacity in Asia - Alleviating the Digital Divide: Policy Recommendations for Malaysia, Thailand, The Philppines, Vietnam (Executive Summary)
This report examines the evolving Asian ICT environment using a comparative framework. It undertakes an audit of the ICT initiatives in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Data collection involved in this report has been supplemented by interviews with senior policy leaders and executives from key government and research agencies.