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ICT4D resources on Nepal

Quick Facts

Total population
29,890,686 (July 2012 est.)
GDP per capita(PPP)

USD 1,300 (2011 est.)

Key economic sectors by contribution to GDP

Agriculture, tourism, remittance

Fixed-line telephones per 100 inhabitants

2.77(2011)

Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants
43.18(2011)
Internet users per 100 inhabitants
9(2011)
Domain names registered under '.np'
13,200 as of April 2008
Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants 0.31 (2011)
Internet international bandwidth
52 Mbps and 116 Mbps (uplink and downlink)
Percentage of population covered by mobile signal 10

Source: Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

Computer Association of Nepal (CAN)

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004

High Level Commission for Information Technology (HLCIT)

Internet Service Provider Association of Nepal (ISPAN)

ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

ITU: ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) 

Ministry of Information and Communication

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The World Factbook (CIA)

The World Bank

Resources on E-Co Hub

UN-APCICT releases two publications on Engaged Learning to promote linking classroom learning to development

UN-APCICT releases two publications on Engaged Learning to promote linking classroom learning to development

To advocate the engaged learning across the Asia-Pacific region, UN-APCICT launches two new publications – 1) Engaged Learning Toolkit for Faculty: Using ICTs for Community Development and 2) Engaged Learning Guidebook for Students: Using ICTs for Community Development.

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UN-APCICT supports Nepal’s efforts to enhance ICTD human capacity

UN-APCICT supports Nepal’s efforts to enhance ICTD human capacity

To support the Nepalese Government’s human capacity building efforts on the use of ICTs for development, on 7 July, UN-APCICT launched the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in Kathmandu Nepal.

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Introducing Internet-Based Services in the Mountain Areas of Nepal: An Asset Pentagon Perspective

Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) projects can only be considered successful if they lead to some kind of individual, social, or economic development. The benefits of introducing ICT4D projects in developing countries are yet to be realized, particularly those introduced in mountainous and remote areas. This study addresses this knowledge gap by analyzing the Nepal Wireless Networking Project from the mountain areas in Nepal using the assets pentagon model (APM). The main contributions of this work are threefold: First, it illustrates and discusses the use and usefulness of introducing APM, addressing the call for more clarity as to how ICT4D projects add to development. Second, it expands the research knowledge of the relationships among various capital assets. Finally, it reports on an ICT4D project from the mountain areas of Nepal, representing a country and an area that have been scarcely reported in our research community.

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UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

UN-APCICT promotes ICT for development human capacity building in countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa

On 15-18 April 2014, APCICT organized a Capacity Building Workshop on E-Government, Information Security and Privacy in collaboration with the Telecommunications Technology Association of the Republic of Korea and the African Development Bank for 26 government officials and policymakers from 9 countries in Asia-Pacific and 6 countries from Africa.

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Developing South Asia: Lessons & Insights

This publication, the first of South Asia Department’s South-South learning series, aims to showcase lessons, replicable practices, and other insights which development practitioners can learn from, and apply in, the context of their respective countries. Projects discussed here represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology (ICT), irrigation, and disaster risk reduction. The selection of the projects showcased in this publication was based on their implementation or completion within the last ten years, an overall rating of either Highly Satisfactory or Satisfactory in their project completion reports, representation of all developing member countries in South Asia, representation of major sectors of ADB operations in South Asia, and the achievement of exemplary and significant results vis-à-vis their respective project components as documented in the project completion reports.

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A lecture is organized for university students on the role of youth in ICT for development in Nepal.

A lecture is organized for university students on the role of youth in ICT for development in Nepal.

Kathmandu University raises awareness of ICT for development among university students in Nepal through a lecture on the role of youth in ICT for development.

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Bridging the Digital Divide: the Case of Nepal Wireless

This case study discusses the role of Nepal Wireless in achieving socio economic development of rural communities by facilitating affordable Internet access.

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Survey on ICTs for Education in India and South Asia

Survey on ICTs for Education in India and South Asia

The main objective of the Survey is to create a consolidated source of information on the experiences of using ICTs for Education in the South Asian region, as a baseline for future work, and to provide a framework of reference for policy-makers.

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ICT for Disaster Management: Real life examples

This compilation of case studies explores some of the sound practices in the Asia-Pacific region in applications of information, communication and space technology for effective and efficient disaster risk reduction and management.

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ICT for Non Formal Education

ICT for Non Formal Education

This report on the use of ICTs in non-formal education provides a perspective on how ICTs are increasingly being used in the community in general to make available information and learning to a larger target group outside of the formal school system. The paper attempts to understand the penetration of ICT in delivery of Non Formal Education (NFE).

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Forging Innovations: Community Multimedia Centres in Nepal

This is a collection of case studies on Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs) in Nepal. It is intended to showcase the interesting and diverse growth of this initiative in spite of conflict and the lack of community radio regulation in the country. Three CMCs are each discussed using four categories: location and context, organizational structure, programmes, and sustainability. By examining three centres concurrently, common themes emerged in the overall functionality of CMCs in Nepal. This study identifies some key issues which can assist CMCs towards their goal of providing ICT access to poor and marginalized communities in Nepal.

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Nepal Wireless Networking Project: Case Study and Evaluation Report

The long-term goal of Nepal Wireless Networking Project is to maximize the benefits of wireless technology for the rural population in mountainous areas. This report is a case study evaluation.

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Nepal Information Technology Policy, 2057 (2000)

This policy document includes strategies and action plans place Nepal on the Global Map of Information Technology within the next five years. They are focused on infrastructure development, human resources development, dissemination of IT and promotion of e-commerce. Institutional and legal provisions are also outlined in this document.

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