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ICT4D Resources on Malaysia

Quick Facts

Total population 
                                             
29 million (2011)                
                              
GNI per capita

USD 8,420 (2011)

GDP growth rate

5.1% (2011 est.)

Adult literacy rate

92% of ages 15 and older (2009)
Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment

74%

Telephone lines (per 100 people)
14.7 (2011)
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
127.9 (2011)
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
20.01 (2009)
Personal computers (per 100 people)
23.1
Households with a television set
95
Mobile telephone usage (minutes/user/month)
199
Internet users (per 100 people)
61 (2011)
Population covered by mobile cellular network
93%
Fixed broadband subscribers (per 100 people) 7.44 (2011)
International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person) 998

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

ITU: ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) 

Major ICT4D Projects in Malaysia (i4d)

Malaysias Communications and Multimedia Commission

Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Public Administration Country Profile (UNPAN)

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The Economist's Country Briefing

The World Factbook (CIA)

The World Bank

Resources on E-Co Hub

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook 2014

With the sustained interest of the business and international community in the growth and dynamism of the ASEAN Community, there is an ever-growing and constant demand for statistical information about the region. Whereas statistics would show the distinct and diverse characteristics of the ASEAN Member States in terms of demography, education and health, ASEAN statistics also demonstrate the interconnectedness of the region in trade, foreign direct investment and tourism, among others. Every year, the ASEAN Statistical Yearbook (ASYB) provides the region's latest statistical information on these social and economic indicators. Containing longer data series to facilitate deeper analysis of interrelated issues, this annual publication provides a comprehensive account of the trends and developments in the ASEAN region, as captured in numbers through statistics.

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UN-APCICT promotes engaged learning in universities across Asia-Pacific

UN-APCICT promotes engaged learning in universities across Asia-Pacific

Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries came together in Selangor, Malaysia for the three-day event held from 3 to 5 June as part of a series of UN-APCICT activities promoting students’ engagement in community development.

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UN-APCICT co-organizes International Conference on Engaged Learning & ICTD in the University Curriculum

On 3-5 June 2014, UN-APCICT will hold the International Conference on Engaged Learning & ICTD in the University Curriculum in Selangor, Malaysia.

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E-Governance and Service Delivery Innovations in Malaysia: An Overview

A significant development in public service in recent times is the increasing application of ICTs. Governments have embarked on programs and projects that seek to improve the delivery of public services through the adoption of ICT in the public sector. While initially e-government initiatives were aimed at increasing internal processes and operational efficiencies of public agencies, now e-government projects are employed in an attempt to provide an integrated and connected services to stakeholders. E-government is also seen as a strategy that would broadly support national economic objectives and the Millennium Development Goals. Malaysia has followed the global trend and adopted e-government in order to improve governance and service delivery on the one hand and to foster national developmental goals on the other. The Malaysian government has increased its e-government efforts by initiating and implementing different programs and projects. This paper provides an overview of some of these e-government schemes indicating the nature of innovations introduced and their significance in governance and service delivery.

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ICT and disaster preparedness in Malaysia an exploratory study

Malaysians are increasingly finding themselves exposed to disasters especially land slides and flood. However, concern can be raised about citizen’s preparedness of disasters. This paper discusses the level of disaster preparedness among Malaysians from a survey of 346 citizens to assess their perceptions of disaster issues, and their attitudes towards increasing the disaster preparedness. The findings reveal that although there is a high degree of confidence at surface level, with respondents claiming to be aware of the disaster issues and the ability to utilize many of the relevant safety methods, a deeper assessment suggests that there are several areas in which desirable knowledge and understanding is lacking. The study presents the role of ICT in the form of knowledge management systems as the recommendation for Malaysians and the Malaysian government as a tool to improve the level of disaster preparedness. The study is timely to the public especially to the local community to preempt, deal with and, ultimately, survive a disaster.

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Looking Ahead: The Development of Information Management in Asia’s Public Sector

Looking Ahead: The Development of Information Management in Asia’s Public Sector

The paper explores several areas linked to information management systems throughout Asia Pacific, and reveals a strong general trend towards improved management systems. It also highlights the massive growth of data that governments are required to keep and the challenge of keeping up with expected future growth.

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Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software Programme

Open Source Competency Centre (OSCC) a Malaysian government centre which serves as the point of reference for support and guidance in the implementation of Open Source Software in the the public sector. It provides resources on various policies, guidelines, recommendations and status of OSS implementation in government agencies.

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Strategic ICT Roadmap for Malaysia

This Strategic ICT Roadmap for Malaysia was mooted by the National Information Technology Council (NITC) and re-iterated in the Ninth Malaysian Plan. It identifies three Technology Focus Areas that could advance Malaysia economically and technologically over the next ten years and beyond, and could help fulfil the tenets of Vision 2020: (1) Wireless Sensor Networks, (2) Predictive Analytics, and (3) Three-Dimensional Internet.

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Guidebook on Developing Community e-Centres in Rural Areas: Based on the Malaysian experience

Guidebook on Developing Community e-Centres in Rural Areas: Based on the Malaysian experience

Over the past years, governments and development agencies have tried to bring ICT services to rural communities, very often through the use of community e-centres (CeCs). The guidebook identifies guiding principles and fundamental requirements for the establishment of rural ICT services based on the experience of rural ICT projects in Malaysia. It is hoped that this will help to promote and improve the implementation of rural community ICT services that can contribute to the reduction of poverty among the people in the rural areas of Asia and the Pacific.

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The Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework for Open Source Software (MyGIFOSS)

The Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework for Open Source Software (MyGIFOSS)

This document provides detailed recommendations resulting from the research and analysis conducted in the development of the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework for Open Source Software. It contains information on open source software (OSS), open standards and technical specifications recommended for adoption in Malaysia. MyGIFOSS is prepared as a supplement to the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework version 1.0 (MyGIF), August 2003.

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MyICMS 886 Strategy

The MyICMS 886 (Malaysian Information, Communications and Multimedia Services 886) Strategy identifies eight service areas that have been targeted to propel Malaysia in the delivery of advanced information, communications and multimedia services towards improving the quality of life of Malaysians and at boosting Malaysia’s global competitiveness.

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Ninth Malaysia Plan 2006-2010: Mainstreaming Information and Communications Technology

This chapter of the Ninth Malaysia Plan 2006-2010 shows the progress after the implementation of the provious Eighth Malaysia Plan 2001-2005. It outlines their vision and action plan toward the country development using ICTs.

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The supportive distance learning environment: A study on the learning support needs of Malaysian online learners

This paper reports on a qualitative research study designed to explore the perception of a supportive distance learning environment and the needs of learners of an online distance learning Finance course offered by University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. The focus of the research was the learners' own reflection of their personal, academic and social needs as they trudged into the online learning environment.

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Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals

Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realising the Millennium Development Goals

The report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on human development. The report examines country-specific experiences in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam, and provides cross-country comparisons on the use of ICTs to achieve the MDGs.

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Good Practices in Information and Communication Technology Policies in Asia and the Pacific: Promotion of Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Information and Communication Technology Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Good Practices in Information and Communication Technology Policies in Asia and the Pacific: Promotion of Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Information and Communication Technology Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

This study is intended to be a resource for ICT policy planners and decision makers, and offers policy-oriented perspectives on ICT policy formulation and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region In preparing for the study, fact-finding missions were fielded to India, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea, followed by a regional seminar on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and Pacific region held at Bangkok in December 2003 and an ESCAP/ITU regional training workshop on enabling policies and regulatory frameworks for ICT development in the Asian and Pacific region held at Bangkok in May 2004.

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Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary

Regional Human Development Report – Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia 2004: Realising the Millennium Development Goals - Summary

This summary document, with a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, presents the essence of a pioneering attempt to assess the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in human development in Asia. It captures the rich variety of ICT initiatives in nine Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and draws lessons for identifying policy directions.

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Understanding ICT4D Thematics in Malaysia

A Sourcebook by Anis Yusal Yusoff and Sharon Lim. This sourcebook is a first attempt to meet the increasing need for materials and projects relating to information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) that are of particular concern to those who are working in this area in Malaysia.

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Standards, Policies and Guidelines - Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework Version 1.0

Standards, Policies and Guidelines - Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework Version 1.0

This report documents the detail recommendations resulting from the research and analysis conducted in the development of the Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework (MyGIF). It contains information of ICT standards and technical specifications recommended for adoption in the MyGIF.

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Building Institutional Capacity in Asia - Alleviating the Digital Divide: Policy Recommendations for Malaysia, Thailand, The Philppines, Vietnam (Executive Summary)

This report examines the evolving Asian ICT environment using a comparative framework. It undertakes an audit of the ICT initiatives in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Data collection involved in this report has been supplemented by interviews with senior policy leaders and executives from key government and research agencies.

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ICT in Malaysia: Policy, Regulation & Industry

This presentation summarizes the progress of ICT development in Malaysia in 1996-2000 and looks at prospects for the year 2001-2005. The contents covers the following topics; Human Capital 23 m, Vision 2020, Long-term Outline Perspective Plan, Five-year Development Plan, K-Economy and ICT policy, regulation and industry.

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Eighth Malaysia Plan 2001-2005: Information and Communications Technology

This chapter of the Eighth Malaysia Plan reveals the progress of the previous Seventh Malaysia Plan on ICT in detail with statistics based on 1996-2000. The chapter also shows the Malaysia's perspective and action plan in developing ICT for the year 2001-2005.

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