This third issue of the Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) focuses on the topic of Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) development in developing countries. It examines the crucial role of a GCIO in providing leadership on ICT matters within government and promoting ICT-enabled socio-economic development. It also discusses the main issues related to skill development and training of GCIOs and describes some good practices on GCIO programmes, which may be replicated in a developing country setting.

The Knowledge Sharing Series intends to help bridge the knowledge divide on how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and ultimately help bridge the digital and development divide. Aimed at policymakers and at government officials in operational departments and offices in developing countries, the series provide step-by-step guidelines, concrete strategies, proven best practices and select case studies on different aspects of ICT for development (ICTD). By making research findings, analyses and lessons learned easily accessible and comprehensible, the series can be useful for making informed decisions.