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The e-Collaborative Hub or E-Co Hub is a single-entry online gateway for policy makers, trainers and practitioners to easily access and search for relevant knowledge resources on different aspects of ICT for development (ICTD). There is also a collaborative workspace to discuss views, share ideas and collaborate on projects related to ICTD.

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Afghanistan Telecommunications and Internet Policy - Final Working Draft

This policy document consists of key principles and goals of the policy, role of government and its responsibilities, the scope of telecommunication regulatory authority, information on establishment of Afghan Telecom, competition policy and policies regarding licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

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Afghanistan Information and Communication Technologies Policy

This policy document aims to promote the wide adoption of ICTs to improve all aspects of life, and encourage growth in ICT industry and usages of ICT to increase government efficiency. The main policies cover government services, infrastructure and convergence, development, investment, e-government, education and training, and e-commerce. The paper also contains the action plan and strategy for these policies.

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Bhutan's Media Impact Study

This study charts the progress and development of the media in Bhutan and identify key issues that need attention. This study focuses on the impact of traditional mass media - primarily print, broadcast, and film/music - as well as the new multi-media – Internet. It proposes a number of recommendations drawn from an analysis of Bhutan’s experience with the media. The recommendations are also placed in a global perspective, the experiences of other countries that are very relevant to Bhutan as it joins the information society.

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Information and Communication Technology Policy in Mongolia

This paper gives a brief overview on ICT policy in Mongolia. It looks at the functions of government bodies, various government and donor initiatives, and the legislative documents including laws and action plans.

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

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.

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Information and Communications Technology and the Eradication of Hunger

The paper explores the role that ICTs can play in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. It shows that there are four areas in which ICTs could have a positive impact for the eradication of hunger: production and distribution of food, the ability to acquire food, health and nutrition, and broader policy concerns. The paper concludes that although ICTs have a large potential to contribute to reducing the proportion of people who suffer from hunger, they are far from a panacea for nutritional problems.

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ICT Human Resource Development within Thailand ICT Policies Context

Over the past decade, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been recognized as a potential enabler for national economic and social development and for strengthening competitiveness for Thailand. The government, then, started the initiative in 1992 to set up the National IT Committee, or NITC, which is a high-level policy body chaired by the Prime Minister, which has been resulting some ICT policies. This resource provides ICT Human Resource Development within those policies context.

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Computer-Assisted Learning: Evidence from A Randomized Experiment

This report presents the results obtained after the first year of a two-year randomized evaluation of a computer assisted learning (CAL) programme in Vadodara, India. The CAL programme, implemented by a NGO, took advantage of the donation of four computers to each municipal primary school in Vadodara by the state government. The programme provided each child in the fourth standard with two hours of shared computer time in which students played educational games that reinforced mathematics competencies ranging from the standard 1 to the standard 3 level.

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YouthLens on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: Information and Communications Technology

This review of ICT reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education projects finds that small projects have begun to demonstrate the potential value of using the technology with youth. Web-based projects, CD-ROMs, and other types of ICT can lead to changes in young people’s knowledge and attitudes about sexual and reproductive health issues.

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Communication and Natural Resource Management: Experience/Theory

Communication and Natural Resource Management: Experience/Theory

This book has been written as a tool for people involved or interested in communication and natural resource management who seek a better understanding of how different theories and strategic change principles relate to actual practise. It is not, however, a book of theory nor is it an argument for one approach over another. Instead, it relates a variety of theories and change principles in simplified, almost schematic form, to a series of real initiatives in the field through interactive experiences.

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