APDIP e-Note 11 - Pro-Poor Public Service Delivery with ICTs: Making local e-governance work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals
This APDIP e-Note introduces the concept of pro-poor e-governance; gives two examples of e-governance projects targeted at poor and vulnerable groups; and provides a comprehensive approach to pro-poor e-governance comprised of seven building blocks.
This brief article provides the reader with a focused, concise critical analysis regarding the challenges of Cyberspace Governance and Security from Canada's perspectives.
The present study aims at identifying innovative and good practices of open and distance learning (ODL) in Asia and the Pacific region at the tertiary education level, and sharing the findings to promote knowledge sharing with ODL institutions. To achieve these objectives, a survey of ODL institutions in the Asia and the Pacific region and analyses of published documents and websites have been conducted.
This project utilized emerging technologies such as mobile broadband videoconferencing along with web-based software and materials (http://www.cyscience.com.au) to enhance the provision of science and mathematics in rural and remote schools in Northern Queensland. The paper tracks the role of technology in the development and implementation of the CY Science project. It will explore how technology enabled a successful classroom project to evolve into a regional program and beyond.
This paper asks whether the Internet’s heavy reliance on non-hierarchical, networked forms of governance is compatible with growing concerns about cyber-security from traditional state actors. Networked governance is defined as a semipermanent, voluntary negotiation system that allows interdependent actors to opt for collaboration or unilateral action in the absence of an overarching authority.
Space Technology Application Capabilities, Facilities and Activities in Asia and the Pacific: A Regional Inventory
This Inventory on space technology capabilities, facilities and activities in Asia and the Pacific is part of the information dissemination and exchange efforts of RESAP. It provides comprehensive information on a wide range of aspects concerning space technology applications in the context of sustainable development in the region.
This document addresses the different risks faced in digital security. In particular, it focuses on the privacy and security issues faced by human rights defenders and how they can deal with them. It also discusses ways of preventing the erosion of universally guaranteed freedoms.
This paper examines the impact of trade liberalization and development in the ICT sector on household welfares in Viet Nam. It discusses constraints in the current ICT policies and regulations and implementation in practice; analyzes the access to and use of ICTs by households, and the impact of access to and use of ICTs on poverty reduction and household welfare in Viet Nam. The paper concludes by discussing the policy implications.
APDIP e-Note 12 - The Role of Governments in Promoting ICT Access and Use by SMEs: Considerations for Public Policy
This APDIP e-Note provides an overview of the policy considerations that are needed to promote information and communications technology (ICT) usage among SMEs. It discusses critical components for a comprehensive policy and legislative strategy that would address the various policy, legal, market, technical and social considerations needed in order to create conditions conductive for encouraging ICT-enabled SMEs
Two research projects designed to indicate the accessibility of government websites were commissioned by the Office for Disability Issues in 2005 and 2006. AccEase Ltd conducted the research, using a methology that emphased disabled people using websites and reporting on their experiences. The results from this research informed reporting on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and assisted the State Services Commission monitor implementation of the New Zealand government Web Guidelines and Web Standards.