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Estrategia nacional para la sociedad de la información

INSTITUTO DOMINICANO DE LAS TELECOMUNICACIONES (INDOTEL)
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
WORLD BANK
2004

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The National Strategy for the Information Society of the of the Dominican Republic (e-Dominicana) is a joint effort of the Dominican society, led by the Dominican Institute of the Telecommunications, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. For its formulation the different actors from the government, the private sector and civil society were consulted. The e-Dominican Strategy aims to promote human development, to construct competitive advantages and to offer Dominican people better opportunities, through the use, appropriation and development of the ICTs

Building inclusive information societies : Dutch perspectives for the WSIS

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT (IICD)
ONEWORLD NEDERLAND
HUMANIST INSTITUTE FOR CO-OPERATION WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (HIVOS)
August 2003

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This document brings together recommendations for the Dutch delegation to the 2003 'World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)'. Themes identified are: cyber rights: property, privacy and freedom of expression; ICT and education; civil society and empowerment; and trade and entrepreneurship

Strengthening the knowledge and information systems of the urban poor

SCHILDERMAN, Theo
March 2002

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Presents the findings of a research project that focused on the information needs of the urban poor, and the information sources they access. The study found that the main sources of information were social networks, key informants, and infomediaries. It considers the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and impact assessment methods. It ends with suggestions for development agencies seeking to share their knowledge and information with the urban poor

The tyranny of participation in information systems : learning from development projects

HEEKS, Richard
March 1999

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This paper sets out to investigate and understand some of the problems of participatory approaches. It does so by recognising the parallels between debate on the role and value of participation in information systems (IS) development, and debate on the role and value of participation in development projects more generally. These projects aim to deliver development goals and they have frequently involved participation. They therefore provide fertile ground for learning about approaches to information systems development. Participation is seen to fail in such projects because it ignores context; because it is itself ignored; because it ignores reality; and because it ignores other factors. Based on this analysis, a more critical approach to participation in IS projects is suggested, with three critical questions identified that must be answered before participation can be considered

The World Bank participation sourcebook

BHATNAGAR, Bhuvan
KEARNS, James
SEQUEIRA, Debra
February 1996

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This sourcebook is to support participatory processes in economic and social development. It includes a section of reflections on participation as well as shared experiences; practice pointers in participatory learning and decision-making; and in enabling the poor to participate

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