This publication was prepared by the National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea, and is presented as a complementary resource material for the Academy training module on Realizing Data-Driven Governance.
The Knowledge Sharing Series intends to help bridge the knowledge divide on how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and ultimately help bridge the digital and development divide. Each issue in the series focuses on a specific ICTD theme, programme or project, and offers an end-to-end road map that can help policymakers in their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.
The Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information of key ICTD issues for policymakers, and facilitate their understanding of the potential of ICT when formulating national development policies and programmes.
The Briefing Note Series aims to provide at-a-glance information of key ICTD issues for policymakers, and facilitate their understanding of the potential of ICT when formulating national development policies and programmes. The most recent Briefing Note focuses on policy considerations drawn from the "Realizing Data-Driven Governance" Academy module.
Governments continue to struggle with using data to improve governance. Even in the midst of a data revolution, some of them face the traditional challenges of lack of data, low quality data and outdated data. Others face the more contemporary challenge of making sense of mountains of data that are available to them. How can we enhance the use and analysis of data to support governance and government decision-making? This module, designed for government officials in developing countries, aims to help them understand data-driven governance and assist them in using data-driven governance in their jurisdictions.
Today, few will question the capacity of ICTs to serve as enablers of sustainable development that the world community has agreed to work towards by the target year 2030. However, although this capacity of ICTs as enablers has been recognized, there remains fuzziness about the linkage between ICTs and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This module addresses the SDGs through the prism of ICTs. It provides an overview of the intersections between ICTs and the SDGs, drawing attention to the various dimensions and sectors in which ICTs can provide valuable support through national governments’ plans and projects.
The module invites readers to explore the various dimensions of the linkage through case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development in Asia-Pacific countries. The module also highlights key issues and decision points, from policy to implementation, in the use of ICTs to meet development needs. The aim is to foster a better understanding of how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and to equip policymakers and programme managers with a development-oriented framework for ICT-based and ICT-supported interventions in a range of social sectors.
The Case Study Series 4 on ICT Competency Standards provides a stocktaking of globally available ICT competency standards and practices from selected countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Republic of Korea.
Briefing Note on ICT Competency Standards discusses how ICT competency standards can be utilized to strengthen national ICT capacity development efforts. It also provides steps and recommendation on developing national ICT competency standards.
A document for implementing or enhancing the use of social media for Disaster Risk Management purposes
The objective of this module is to inform policymakers and support their policymaking skills with gender-related knowledge to create an enabling environment for ICT-empowered women entrepreneurs. The module has four main sections, as well as an introduction and conclusion. The first section introduces the concepts of gender and empowerment within the context of the sustainable development goals. The second section explores the interfaces between women and information and communication technologies (ICTs), including the gender divide in the use of ICTs. The third section focuses on the processes to ensure gendersensitive policymaking, and the fourth section examines some actionable strategies to enable women’s entrepreneurship, particularly through the use of ICTs.
This module is a sequel to Module W1: Planning a Business Using ICT. The primary objective of this module is to introduce existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs to the set up and management of a business, and the ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help in the process. The module provides fundamental business management concepts, analytical tools and ICT applications for setting up and running a business. This module is aimed at women who are ICT literate, are using ICTs only for basic tasks (e.g. making calls, text messaging, e-mail), and are interested in using ICTs for more advanced business functions (e.g. online marketing and selling). Nevertheless, non-users of ICT can also benefit from the module. In consideration of the needs and preferences of women entrepreneurs, the module offers not only awareness and knowledge, but also suggested activities for women entrepreneurs to start applying the concepts and tools to their businesses.