Personal tools
You are here: Home Member Countries Pakistan
Document Actions

Pakistan

ICT4D Resources on Pakistan

Quick Facts

Total population
190 million (July 2012 est.)                             
Literacy rate (for those 15 years old and older)

54.9% (2009 est.)

(male = 68.6%; female = 40.3%)

GDP per capita

USD 2,800 (2011 est.)

 (USD 1 = PKR 86.3)

Fixed-line telephones per 100 inhabitants (including WLL)

3.24(2011)

Mobile phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants
61.61(2011)
Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants
1.86(2010)
Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants
0.42(2011)
Total Internet bandwidth
800 Mbps
Percentage of population covered by mobile signal
90.00

Source: Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009/2010

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

Global Information Society Watch 2007

ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

ICT in Education (UNESCO)

ITU ICT EYE

ITU: ICT Data and Statistics (IDS) 

Ministry of Information Technology

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The Economist's Country Briefing

The World Factbook (CIA)

Resources on E-Co Hub

UN-APCICT organizes a consultation workshop on  ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)’ in Pakistan

UN-APCICT organizes a consultation workshop on ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)’ in Pakistan

UN-APCICT will conduct a consultation workshop on the ‘Women and ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI)’ in Islamabad, Pakistan on 14-16 December.

Read More…

Mobile Money for the Unbanked Case Studies: Insights, best practices and lessons from across the globe

Mobile Money for the Unbanked Case Studies: Insights, best practices and lessons from across the globe

A compendium of case studies from the Mobile Money for the Unbanked Programme, discussing in detail many of the success stories and innovations from the mobile money industry.

Read More…

UN-APCICT supports Pakistan’s efforts to strengthen e-government

On December 8-9, UN-APCICT will conduct an e-government workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan for 56 government officers and 40 mid-level provincial government officials to support the “Pakistan Vision 2025” development blueprint launched in August 2014, which aims to strengthen e-education, e-commerce, e-health and e-government in the country.

Read More…

UN strengthens ICT for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development  in Asia-Pacific

UN strengthens ICT for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Asia-Pacific

This week the United Nations pledged to broaden the reach of its ICT capacity building programmes and services through the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT).

Read More…

9th Session of UN-APCICT’s Governing Council convenes in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October 2014

9th Session of UN-APCICT’s Governing Council convenes in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October 2014

The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) will organize the 9th Session of its Governing Council in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 October.

Read More…

Social Influence in Mobile Phone Adoption: Evidence from the Bottom of the Pyramid in Emerging Asia

This article attempts to quantitatively measure the various influences on mobile phone adoption at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand. Based on an existing theoretical framework, adoption is modeled by fitting a logit model to a large sixcountry dataset. The study finds evidence for the importance of social influence in mobile adoption in two modes: one that exerts pressure on individuals to adopt, and another that helps to generate benefits via social networks that are tied in with economic and business networks. The article elaborates on the resulting social policy implications for using mobile telephone services to fight poverty at the BoP in these and similar countries.

Read More…

UN-APCICT publishes case studies to promote open and distance learning

UN-APCICT publishes case studies to promote open and distance learning

Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to improve access to education for people facing socio-economic or geographical constraints, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) has published the Open and Distance Learning in Asia and the Pacific Case Study, the third issue of its ICT for Development (ICTD) Case Study Series.

Read More…

APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

Open and distance learning (ODL) is one of the most rapidly growing fields of higher education and training globally, thanks for advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that contribute to the expansion of online and open delivery in education. Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to increase access to and improve the quality of education, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) commissioned country case studies that take stock of ODL initiatives in five selected countries—Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

Gender Equity and the Use of ICT in Education

This essay on gender equity and the use of ICTs in education looks at how ICTs are being used by girls and women in the education space in the focus countries. Gender disparity is a critical issue in all focus countries, except perhaps the Maldives and Sri Lanka to an extent. Most countries in the region are characterized by low female literacy levels, lower participation in the labor force, and lower representation in the administrative and political arena. This essay discusses the potential of ICTs for ensuring gender equity as well as the policy level decisions required to mainstream gender in the initiatives and schemes formulated by the government. It profiles a few initiatives in the different focus countries where ICTs are being used either to promote education among girls and women or to improve their livelihood chances.

Read More…

ICT in Education in Central and West Asia Executive Summary

This publication presents and analyzes the major conclusions of research conducted in Central and West Asia in 2006 through 2011 to ascertain the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) investments on education. It presents a critical overview of the effectiveness of ICT policies and strategies in basic education in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, with shorter studies on Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, and Pakistan.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

A Sustainable Model for Use of ICTs in Rural Pakistan

Major part of Pakistan is comprised of underdeveloped rural areas with low level of educational system. This has in turn become a main hurdle to gain, accept and to implement the new technologies in the agriculture sector as well as other rural sectors. This article proposes an ICT-Training Centre consisting of wireless networked Rural Kiosk Machines placed at every village, which will be updated through a central place of information - the ICT-Rural Development Department.

Read More…

TeleMedicine in Pakistan

This article discusses existing telemedicine scenario, the role of the Government of Pakistan in telemedicine, initiatives of the Pakistan Space Organization, the Pak-US Collaboration in Telemedicine and the Telemedicine Association of Pakistan.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

Pakistan IT Policy and Action Plan

The vision of the Pakistan IT Policy is to harness the potential of Information Technology as a key contributor to development of Pakistan and the broad-based involvement of the key stakeholders is a must for its sustainable development.

Read More…

Document Actions