ICTD InfoBank: A Knowledge Sharing Portal on ICTD for the Asia-Pacific region

The ICTD InfoBank has been designed and developed by APCICT as a place for online convergence of like-minded individuals and organizations working to strengthen capacities in the use of information and communications technology for development (ICTD) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ICTD InfoBank does not attempt to duplicate the work of other ICTD portals, it aims to provide easy access to relevant resources on ICTD. The resources available in the ICTD InfoBank aims to support trainers and educators in building ICTD capacity, and assist policy makers in making informed decisions.

Resources on the ICTD InfoBank include: publications, reports, journal, articles, working papers, training manuals, guidelines, case studies, video and audio files, and multimedia materials, as well as web portals with links to relevant resources, and blog sites. Users can browse these different types of resources by various topics (e.g. e-commerce, e-governance), by country, or by organization that have published these resources.

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Information Policies in Asia: Development of Indicators

This report focuses on assessing country information policies on seven broad dimensions in the context of achieving the goals of information-based societies. By laying out the objectives and methodology of the data and indicators contributing to information policies across the seven dimensions, the report provides an organizing framework that can be adapted to the needs of information policy initiatives in any given national context.

Guidelines for Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. This report aims to outline key issues and mage suggestions for integrating OER into higher education.

The purpose of this report is to encourage decision makers in governments and institutions to invest in the systematic production, adaptation and use of OER and to bring them into the mainstream of higher education in order to improve the quality of curricula and teaching and to reduce costs.

Freedom of connection, freedom of expression: The changing legal and regulatory ecology shaping the Internet

This report provides a new perspective on the social and political dynamics behind the threats to expression. It develops a conceptual framework on the ‘ecology of freedom of expression’ for discussing the broad context of policy and practice that should be taken into consideration in discussions of this issue.

This framework draws on an original synthesis of empirical research and case studies of selected technical, legal and regulatory trends.

OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011

This report provides the statistical definitions, classifications and methods to measure and compare the information society across countries. It provides a standard reference for statisticians, analysts and policymakers in the field. This guide will assist countries that want to start or develop new statistical programmes to measure the information society.

e-Co Hub Quarterly Digest: July – September 2012

Over the past 3 months, APCICT has added to the e-Collaborative Hub more than 30 unique ICT for development resources, briefs, toolkits and case studies.

National e-Strategies for Development: Global Status and Perspectives

This report provides a high-level update and an overview of the progress countries have made in their effort to develop national e-strategies, ICT strategies and sectoral e-strategies, analyzing as well the extent into which ICT have been incorporated into poverty reduction strategies and other national development plans.

In order to provide a broad analysis of ICT strategies, this report describes strategic approaches of national e-strategies and provides three examples of national ICT strategies, detailing their evolution over time.

Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access

This report aims to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access so as to support the adoption of OA policies and strengthen national research systems. Overall, the report provides an account of the development of Open Access, why it is important and desirable, how to attain it, and the design and effectiveness of policies.

Telecommunications Regulation Handbook

The first edition of this handbook was published with the purpose of equipping regulators to cope with the challenges of convergence and the new online world with old-world tools. This new and revised edition captures the new market and regulatory strategies to optimize investment in broadband networks and ICT services.

In addition, the handbook focuses on examining new expectations and identifying the regulatory approaches taken throughout the world to simulate ICT growth in a converged environment and increase access to broadband services.

A Bright Future in ICTs Opportunities for a new generation of women

This summary report surveys the global trends in women’s professional development and employment in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, and offers a sample of the range of national policies, training programmes and initiatives targeting girls and women as potential students and professionals.

Broadband Strategies Handbook

This handbook serves as a guide for policymakers, regulators and other relevant stakeholders as they address issues related to broadband development. It aims to help readers, particularly those in developing countries, by identifying issues and challenges in broadband development, analyzing potential solutions to consider, and providing practical examples from countries that have addressed broadband-related matters.