ICTD Briefing Note Series 1~8

Each Briefing Note of the Series provides concise, detailed policy reports and recommendations on ICT topics and related issues. The Briefing Note Series is intended to help policymakers and development stakeholders obtain a better awareness of ICT for development issues and provide them with insight to the ways ICT can be leveraged to facilitate the impact of socio-economic development in their countries.

Briefing Note 1, The Linkage between ICT Applications and Meaningful Development, explores the various dimensions of applications in key sectors of development in Asia Pacific countries. The Briefing Note also highlights key issues and decision points, from policy to implementation, in the use of ICTs to meet development needs. Link

ICT for Development Policy, Process and Governance, is the title of Briefing Note 2 and focuses on ICTD policy-making and governance, and provides critical information about aspects of national policies, strategies and frameworks that promote ICTD. It discusses key ICTD policy and governance issues, and shows how governments can measure their progress and benchmark that progress against those of other countries. Link

Briefing Note 3, e-Government Applications provides an overview of e-government, including key elements and concepts, principles and types of applications. It discusses how an e-government system is built by providing detailed analysis of exemplar systems and identifying design considerations. Link

Providing insight into current ICT trends, Briefing Note 4, ICT Trends for Government Leaders, discusses some of the key technical and policy considerations when making decisions for ICT development in the local and regional context. Link

Briefing Note 5, Internet Governance, explores the challenges faces by policymakers in developing international policies and procedures to govern the use and operation of the Internet. The Briefing Note pays particular attention to Asia-Pacific region, noting that emerging economies need to understand these challenges if they are to have a voice in the global information network. Link

Titled Network and Information Security and Privacy, Briefing Note 6 looks at what information security is and how to take action against information leakage and infringement. It provides an overview of the need for information security, information security issues and trends, and the process of formulating an information security strategy. Link

Briefing Notes 7, ICT Project Management in Theory and Practice, provides an introduction to basic project management concepts that are relevant in ICTD projects, and introduces methods, processes and project management disciplines commonly used by development and ICT service management practitioners. Link

Briefing Note 8, Options for Funding ICT for Development, notes the financial and technical limitations of funding government plans and projects to deliver pulbic services through the use of ICTs, and explores the ways public-private partnerships (PPP) can help deliver the highest level of public service at a reasonable cost. The Briefing Note discusses these alternative funding options for ICT for development (ICTD) and e-government projects. Link

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