Additional resources: ICTs for Development (ICT4D)

Developed by: APC

The Association for Progressive Communication (APC) - Internet and ICTs for Social Justice and Development

http://www.apc.org/

APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor: http://africa.rights.apc.org/

APC Internet Rights Charter: http://rights.apc.org/charter.shtml

APC LAC ICT Policy Monitor: http://lac.derechos.apc.org/

APC-WNSP Policy Guide for Gender and ICTs:

http://www.apcwomen.org/policy/resources/wnsp_policyguide.htm

Bridges.org - Spanning the International Digital Divide

http://www.bridges.org/

What is the digital divide?

Policy and the digital divide: http://www.bridges.org/digitaldivide/policy.html

Real Access criteria: http://www.bridges.org/digitaldivide/realaccess.html

CRIS Campaign - Communication Rights in the Information Society
http://www.crisinfo.org/

Digital Access in the Developing World

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/itic/itic_publications/it_dev.page

Harvard Forum - A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty
http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-46261-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economies

http://regulateonline.org/

ICTs and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

United Nations Statistics Division - Millennium Indicators
http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi.asp

Stories and Publications about Information and Communication Technologies

Latin America http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-47596-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Asia http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-47595-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Africa http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-47594-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Online indicator resources

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
http://www.itu.int/

Regulators and Telecom Ministries: http://www.itu.int/GlobalDirectory/
Indicators definition: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/
Indicators online: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/

Measuring the Information Society website (UNCTAD)
http://measuring-ict.unctad.org/

Research ICT Africa

http://www.researchictafrica.net/

World Bank Data and Statistics (ICT at a glance tables, by country)
http://www.worldbank.org/data/countrydata/countrydata.html

Accuosto, Pablo and Johnson, Niki (2004). “Financing the Information Society in the South: A Global Public Goods Perspective,” APC Briefing Paper. Montevideo: Instituto del Tercer Mundo. http://rights.apc.org/documents/financing.pdf

Annan, Kofi A. (2000). We the Peoples. The Role of the United Nations in the Century 21st. New York: United Nations. http://www.un.org/millennium/sg/report/ch0.pdf

Association for Progressive Communication (APC) (2003). ICT Policy: A Beginners Handbook. Part 3. http://www.apc.org/books

Carron, Joelle (n.d.) “The Funding of Universal Access”. Choike Briefing No 4. Montevideo: Instituto del Tercer Mundo (IteM). http://wsispapers.choike.org/financiamiento_acceso_universal.pdf

Daly, John (2004). “The Institutional Divide: Is The Digital Divide a Symptom or a Cause?”
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/ict/rc/filedownload.do~itemId=1026042

Economist (2005). “Behind the digital divide,” The Economist Technology Quarterly. March 12, pp.22-23. http://www.economist.com/science/tq/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3714058

Fink, Carsten and Kenny, Charles J. (2003). “W(h)ither the Digital Divide?,”. Info,
volume 5, number 6 (January)
.
http://www.comminit.com/trends/ctrends2004/trends-38.html

Gerster, Richard and Zimmermann, Sonja (2003). ICTs for Poverty Reduction. Lessons for donors. Gerster Consulting. http://www.comminit.com/st2003/sld-9038.html

Hewitt de Alcántara, Cynthia (2001). “The Development Divide in a Digital Age”. Geneva: Union Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). http://www.unrisd.org/

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (2002). World Telecommunication Development Report 2002. Geneva: ITU. http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/wtdr_02/ (only Executive Summary available for free download)

Lessig, Lawrence (1999). Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books.
http://codebook.jot.com/Book

Maclean, D., Souter, D; Deane, J. and Sarah Lilley (2002). Louder Voices: Strengthening Developing Country Participation in International ICT Decision-Making. A study by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and Panos London.
http://www.cto.int/frame.php?dir=06&sd=11&id=23

Mansell, Robin and Wehn, Uta (eds.) (1998). Knowledge Societies: Information Technology for Sustainable Development. New York: United Nations and Oxford University Press.
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/spru/ink/knowledge.html

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (1999). Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide. Washington DC: Department of Commerce.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/digitaldivide/

Prahalad, C.K and Hammond, Allen (2002). “Serving the World's Poor, Profitably,” Harvard Business Review. September.
http://www.markle.org/downloadable_assets/servepoorprofitably.pdf

Sciadas, George (ed.) (2003). Monitoring the Digital Divide…and Beyond. Montreal: Orbicom.
http://www.orbicom.uqam.ca/projects/ddi2002/

Spence, Randy (2003). Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Poverty Reduction: When, Where and How? http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-53023-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Surman, Mark and Reilly, Katherine (2003). Appropriating the Internet for Social Change: Towards the Strategic Use of Networked Technologies by Transitional Civil Society Organizations. A publication of the Social Science Research Council.
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/itic/civ_soc_report/

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2005). “A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals”, New York: UNDP.
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/reports/fullreport.htm

World Bank (2003) .World Development Report 2003. Washington DC: The World Bank.
http://econ.worldbank.org/

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