This report provides a brief introduction to the national framework India has developed for Disaster Risk Reduction, and how ICT is being implemented within this policy. The report summarizes the different ICT resources the Government of India is utilizing to reduce disaster risk and manage disasters that do occur
This online portal has a collection of case studies of completed and ongoing projects on ICT applications for rural development in India. The cases are from governmental and non-governmental sources, on categories including: agriculture; culture, tourism and heritage; disaster management; e-governance; education; environment and natural resources management; health; livelihoods; rural water supply and sanitation; and women empowerment.
The IT Action Plan I emphasize the Policy Framework required for creating an ambience for the accelerated flow of investment into the IT sector, with specific orientation towards the Software Industry. The IT Action Plan II furnishes 84 Policy instruments for the Development, Manufacture and Export of IT Hardware. While, the IT Action Plan III focuses on long term IT policies such as IT research, design and development, IT human resource development and content creation.
Information and communication technology projects designed to cost-effectively impact the world's poorest communities require more than technical solutions. A Microsoft research group shares its experiences and lessons learned implementing various ICT4D initiatives in India.
Citation: Jonathan Donner, Rikin Gandhi, Paul Javid, Indrani Medhi, Aishwarya Ratan, Kentaro Toyama, Rajesh Veeraraghavan, "Stages of Design in Technology for Global Development," Computer, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 34-41, June 2008
A novel ICT project in rural India uses long-distance Wi-Fi networking to enable high-quality videoconferencing between eye hospitals and remote village clinics. The project highlights the importance of sustainability as a first-class goal for systems research.
Citation: Sonesh Surana, Rabin Patra, Sergiu Nedevschi, Eric Brewer, "Deploying a Rural Wireless Telemedicine System: Experiences in Sustainability," Computer, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 48-56, June 2008
This book consolidates over 40 e-governance projects, implemented in India focused on Government to Business, Government to Citizen, Government to Government and Government to Employees initiatives. In addition, the book also details an e-governance project assessment framework. The book is a good resource for those working in e-governance.
The book is available in pdf format at https://www.csi-sigegov.org/publications.htm
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary
This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.
Good Practices in Information and Communication Technology Policies in Asia and the Pacific: Promotion of Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Information and Communication Technology Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
This study is intended to be a resource for ICT policy planners and decision makers, and offers policy-oriented perspectives on ICT policy formulation and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region In preparing for the study, fact-finding missions were fielded to India, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea, followed by a regional seminar on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and Pacific region held at Bangkok in December 2003 and an ESCAP/ITU regional training workshop on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and
Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals
The report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on human development. The report examines country-specific experiences in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, and provides cross-country comparisons on the use of ICTs to achieve the MDGs.
The paper explores several areas linked to information management systems throughout Asia Pacific, and reveals a strong general trend towards improved management systems. It also highlights the massive growth of data that governments are required to keep and the challenge of keeping up with expected future growth.