Public-Private Partnerships and other Financing Mechanisms
This page contains resources on public-private partnerships (PPPs) and other forms of financing that government at all levels may wish to consider in conceiving and implementing ICT projects for human, social and economic development.
While ICT projects can often be expensive, there are several sources of funding that governments can tap into as they seek to develop the Information Society. The role of the private sector is important for developing countries seeking to keep up with the dynamic advancements of ICTs. Business models closely inclined to local demands and long-term, socially responsible private sector engagement, can help mobilize the full potential of ICT for development.
- Different issues that influence investment in ICT deployment
- Ways in which PPPs are formed
- Pros and cons of PPPs
- Conditions required for effective cooperation between public organizations and private companies
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.
APCICT and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) enter into a partnership arrangement to increase the capacity and use of information and communication technology for development (ICTD) in Pacific Island countries.
APCICT and ICTPA reaffirm ICT capacity building partnership in Mongolia
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), has collaborated with the Myanmar government to launch the Training for ICT Capacity Building in Myanmar according to APCICT’s flagship programme of “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy) at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Upper Myanmar) in Pyin Oo Lwin.
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT), a regional institute of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) continues to support ICT human resource capacity building and strengthen partnerships with regional stakeholders.
The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development, a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), has collaborated with the Cambodian government to launch the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy) in Phnom Penh today.
Cambodian delegation meets with ACPICT leadership to strengthen partnership and prepare for upcoming launch of the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders" in Cambodia.
The handbook contains ICT4D initiatives of selected South Asian organisations covering key aspects of their activities including impact, innovation, partnerships, management as well as the challenges they face in implementing their ideas. The information gathering approach and preparation of the cases were designed in such a manner so that readers and users can easily understand the ideas behind the models and can make comparisons across models.
Public-private Partnership and Community Participation on Applications of Space Technology for Socio-economic Development: Compilation of Policies and Practices in Selected ESCAP Member Countries
This technical material is a compilation of good practices on public-private partnerships and community participation for the development and applications of space-based ICTs for socio-economic development. It provides information on the types of partnerships and space-based projects and activities carried out in China, India and the Philippines, and on public-private partnerships policies in Japan and the Republic of Korea. It also presents examples on the role and importance of community participation and requirements of relevant government policies in promoting such partnerships.
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. This report, "Best Practices in Financial Mechanisms for ICT for Development in Asia and the Pacific" offers examples of successful financing mechanisms for Information and communication technology (ICT) for development by government, private organizations, foundations, venture capitals and entrepreneurs, in order to further improve education, open source development, e-business, e-health and expand localized content.