Compendium of ICT Applications on Electronic Government - Volume 1: Mobile Applications on Health and Learning

This compendium is a unique collection of current ICT applications being used directly by or in partnership with governments, governmental institutions and the private sector around the world to support administration and public service, while addressing governance challenges. The compendium also presents private sector ICT applications that are available in the marketplace. Volume 1 of the compendium, focuses on mobile technology software products and applications in the areas of health and learning that are being used in both developed and developing countries.

UN e-Government Survey 2008: From e-Government to Connected Governance

The survey assesses the e-government readiness of the 192 Member States of the UN according to a quantitative composite index of e-readiness based on website assessment, telecommunication infrastructure, and human resource endowment. The focus of the report this year, in Part II, is e-government initiatives directed at improving operational efficiency through the integration of back-office functions.

World Public Sector Report 2003: e-Government at the Crossroads

This second World Public Sector Report point of departure is the question: “What makes e-government application meaningful?” formulated in response to requests from Member States of the United Nations for advice and technical expertise concerning the application of ICT in their government operations. This publication is shaped by research conducted as part of the UN Global e-Government Survey.

Global e-Government Survey 2003: e-Government at the Crossroads

This publication provides a benchmark to gauge the comparative state of e-government readiness and e-participation for development in a rapidly globalizing world. Following the guidelines of global human development set out in the Millennium Development Goals, the publication focus on the issue of how willing and ready are the government around the world in employing the vast opportunities offered by e-government to improve the access, and quality, of basic economic and social services to the people and involve them in public policy making via e-participation.

Policies of United Nations System Organizations Towards the Use of Open Source Software (OSS) for Development

This report is the second of a two-part review undertaken by the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) on the policies of United Nations system organizations regarding the use of OSS. The main focus of this second report is to examine the extent to which, in the wider framework of applying ICT for development, the use of OSS can foster the achievement of some of the Millennium Development Goals.

WTO, E-commerce and Information Technologies: From the Uruguay Round through the Doha Development Agenda

The purpose of this book is in large part to take stock and explain most of the IT- and ecommerce-related World Trade Organization (WTO) issues. It provides a historical overview of the WTO’s role with regard to e-commerce and IT trade between 1995 and 2003. It provides contextual background of and a detailed insight into the complex set of existing rules, categories and debates. Its aim is to inform the representatives of developing nations, civil society, and others who want or need to understand more about the WTO’s role in information technology governance and policy.

Women 2000 and beyond: Gender equality in information and communication technologies

This report provides a summary of critical gender equality issues related to ICT and development and outlines potential opportunities for women’s economic, social and political empowerment. Key strategies and tools to address the gender digital divide in national and international contexts are presented. Examples of good practice on gender equality and ICT are elaborated throughout the report.

Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education: A Multistakeholder Approach

This Proceedings of the Dublin Global Forum of the United Nations ICT Task Force held on 13-15 April 2005, examines various ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to education, especially in developing countries. It captures innovative ideas and initiatives on the use of ICT in strengthening education and communities and introduces case studies of ICT-based projects at the grassroots level and efforts to create a national infrastructure that makes use of new technologies to improve teaching and learning.

UN ICT Task Force Series 9