ICTD InfoBank: A Knowledge Sharing Portal on ICTD for the Asia-Pacific region

The ICTD InfoBank has been designed and developed by APCICT as a place for online convergence of like-minded individuals and organizations working to strengthen capacities in the use of information and communications technology for development (ICTD) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ICTD InfoBank does not attempt to duplicate the work of other ICTD portals, it aims to provide easy access to relevant resources on ICTD. The resources available in the ICTD InfoBank aims to support trainers and educators in building ICTD capacity, and assist policy makers in making informed decisions.

Resources on the ICTD InfoBank include: publications, reports, journal, articles, working papers, training manuals, guidelines, case studies, video and audio files, and multimedia materials, as well as web portals with links to relevant resources, and blog sites. Users can browse these different types of resources by various topics (e.g. e-commerce, e-governance), by country, or by organization that have published these resources.

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Mobile Applications for Agriculture and Rural Development (Dec 2011)

This report examines the development impact, ecosystems, and business models of mobile applications for agricultural and rural development (m-ARD apps) to provide an analytical framework for policymakers and development practitioners.

The framework is designed to promote the understanding of how these applications can be used to improve services for rural residents in these countries and support enabling environments for innovative m-ARD apps.

Best Practices in Financial Mechanisms for ICT for Development in Asia and the Pacific

Both phases of the World Summit on Information Society highlighted the necessity of multi-stakeholders partnerships to ensure innovative solutions are designed and implemented to reduce the digital divide.

The role of Mobile-enabled Social Media in Social Development

This short report provides analysis on the role of social media in social development as mobile phone Internet access increases.

Peacebuilding in the Information Age: Sifting hype from reality

This compilation of research papers looks at the increasingly important role of information and communication technology (ICT) in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, peacekeeping and crisis response. Unlike other papers on innovative technologies (crowdsourcing, social networking etc) dealing with crisis response, reconstruction and humanitarian, this peice aims to encourage meaningful debate and action on how to solve the serious challenges that still exist in the effective use of ICTs.

What are the key lessons of ICT4D partnerships for poverty reduction?

This report aims to summarize the evidence available on the effects of ICT4D partnerships on poverty reduction. A further aim of the study was to use systematic and reproducible methods of investigation of the published literature to enable a judgement to be made about the quality as well as the content of the evidence available.

Community Media: A good practice handbook

This collection of case studies highlights good practices in community media. Its intention is to provide support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders.

The Importance of ICTs in the Provision of Information for Improving Agricultural Productivity and Rural Incomes in Africa

This paper looks at the evidence on the role of emerging ICTs in the agricultural sector in Africa with lessons from Asia with respect to farmers’ access to information and other services that would help improve agricultural productivity, practices, and farmer livelihoods. It suggests that countries should avoid monopoly situations and encourage pluralistic providers to induce competition for higher efficiency and lower costs to consumers. This paper is part of a series of recent research commissioned for the African Human Development Report.

The ICT Regulation Toolkit

The Toolkit is intended to assist regulators with the design of effective and enabling regulatory frameworks to harness the latest technological and market advances. Its most prevalent themes are the impact of changing technology, the role of competition, and the regulatory implications of the transition from traditional telephony to next generation networks.

The Toolkit includes 7 Modules on:

E-Business Development Services for SMEs in Selected ASEAN Countries and Southern China

This publication is one of the outputs from a project entitled "Development of e-business development services for SMEs in selected ASEAN countries and Southern China." The publication is based on findings from a desk study, a survey on the use of ICT by SMEs, six national stakeholders consultations, a regional workshop, two training workshops and four pilot projects. This publication includes a CD that contains, among other things, training modules in English and in six languages.

ICT4D Collective - Undergraduate Course Online

This undergraduate course uses the innovative potential of ICTs to deliver an exciting and intellectually challenging learning environment through the university’s Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. It includes lectures on: the theoretical context, development challenges and the role of ICT, e-government, education, health, rural development, small and medium enterprises, and monitoring and evaluation. Lecture materials include: audio files, lecture notes, powerpoint presentations, quizzes and discussions.

The ICT4D Undergraduate Moodle Environment 2007-2008