The last two decades have seen a rapid societal transformation in the way information is processed and consumed. Digital technologies are now playing a catalyzing role in the digitization of services to citizens and are being used in multiple functions across Governments. This module provides an overview of how digital technologies can be used to improve the quality of governance and, in turn, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The module provides an overview of concepts and standards of Information Security and Privacy Protection and discusses the requirements for the establishment and implementation of policies on information security, as well as the life cycle of information security policy.
This paper highlights some of the major and effective ICT innovations and practices in dealing with COVID-19 in the following sectors: Healthcare, Communication with Communities, Education, Business, and Infrastructure. COVID-19 related ICT-centered interventions or trends are categorized using a newly introduced multi-dimensional evaluation framework, the 4 A-I model, which focuses on the awareness, availability, accessibility and affordability of digital technologies.
This module provides an overview of the intersections between Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawing attention to the various dimensions and sectors in which ICTs can provide valuable support through national governments’ policies, plans and programmes. By exploring case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development from Asia-Pacific countries, the module highlights key issues and decision points, from policy to implementation, in the use of ICTs to meet development needs. It aims to fost
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have tremendous potential in disaster risk reduction due to their ability to facilitate the rapid flow of information instantly and continuously, in real-time. The use of ICTs in all phases of the disaster risk management cycle presents substantial opportunities to reduce disaster risks, enhance resilience, and facilitate inclusive preparedness and response.
The rapid growth of social media has been influencing people worldwide in various aspects, be they social, economic, cultural or political.
This Primer on Project Management and ICTD provides fundamental concepts and tools utilized in project planning and management. There are two parts to this Primer. Part 1 discusses general concepts and tools in project management for development, as well as the use of general computer applications. This part is intended for students without any or limited technical background on ICT. Part 2 looks into the use of ICTs in managing projects, and delves into tools and techniques for managing ICTD projects.
Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is a set of processes to lessen the impacts of disasters on society. This process involves the development of policies, strategies and capacities, among other activities, to assess, prepare for and reduce disaster risks, before a disaster strikes.
This Primer addresses the role that information and communication technology (ICT) can play in enhancing the ability and capacity of humans to deal with the impact of climate change and contribute to sustainable development. The principle of sustainable development is an important guide to ensure that the use of ICT to tackle climate change effects is done in a way that does not impact on the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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.