Primer 1: An Introduction to ICT for Development seeks to provide an introduction to and preliminary understanding of the linkages between ICTs and the achievement of the human development goals in society. Today, this newly emerging academic discipline is called ICT for Development (ICTD or ICT4D).
The Knowledge Sharing Series intends to help bridge the knowledge divide on how ICTs can be used for social and economic development, and ultimately help bridge the digital and development divide. Each issue in the series focuses on a specific ICTD theme, programme or project, and offers an end-to-end road map that can help policymakers in their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.
The fifth issue of the Primer Series, “Exploring Social Media’s Role in Development”, provides fundamental concepts and characteristics of existing social media tools and highlights how social media contributes to socioeconomic development. This issue will also guide students to use social media in a safe and productive manner.
This Monitoring & Evaluation Guidebook is a companion for the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth. The Guidebook’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the target youth participants acquire the competencies to use information and communication technology (ICT) for achieving sustainable development goals.
This series is aimed at government policymakers and others who would like to better understand how different ICT trends will impact upon the economic, social and environmental arenas. The Brief on ICT Trends synthesizes existing research knowledge on the opportunities and risks of different ICT innovations to sustainable development, and provides recommendations for policy and practice. It is intended to be an introductory reference to support policy making and programme planning.