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Title: ICT for Poverty Reduction and the MDGs in the Context of the WSIS Process


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Making ICT work for the poor a toolkit for
policy-makers development advocates
ICT for Poverty Reduction and the MDGs in the
Context of the WSIS Process
The concept Note and Progres Report
Dandjinou.pierre_at_undp.org
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CONTENT
  • Background and Project components
  • Outputs
  • Workplan and Budget
  • The Methodological Issue
  • Project Perspectives

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  • Background

1.1 Recurrent issues on how ICT effectively
impact poverty reduction programmes 1.2 The
opportunities ICT as an enabler for the PRPS
goalsThe PRSPsThe MDGs the WSIS Process 1.3
UNDPs applied research and policy initiative on
 policy tools to support ICT Use.. 
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  • Project components

1.1 Component 1 Strategic Research on role of
ICT in contributing to poverty reduction A six
country action oriented research study focussing
on a) a rapid assessment of roles asigned to
ICTs in national e-strategies Major ICTD
programmes b) A review of poverty reduction
strategies c) Analytical and stakeholders
assessment to identify areas of future focus and
selected case studies
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  • Project components

1.2 Component 2 Making ICT work for the Poor
A toolkit for Policy-makers and development
advocates Objectives develop a set of
resources designed to help the non ICTD
Specialists, practitioners and decision-makers
identify policy related approaches and
programmes focus on rural areas identify
strategic entry points in areas such as
livelihoods creation and entrepreneurship
opportunities, education and health, public
informationservices delivery,participatory and
inclusive development processes.
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Telecom policy/ICT policy/PRSPs-MDGs/e.strategy
1996-2000
1998-2002
2002-2004
2000-2002
e.strategies
Telecom policy
ICT policy
PRSP-MDGs
Sector reform Telecom law Regulatory framework
Access/infras Applications HRD/Capacity Enabling
envir.
Education Health, NRM Private sector Governance
Gender/youth
Linkages/Mainstreaming ? e.develop e.commerce e.g
over.
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2. OUTPUTS
2.1 Background thematic briefs/Papers 2.2
Select case studies that go beyond anedoctes
2.3 Lessons learnt 2.4 Research activities
initial review of literature and experience
development of conceptual approach to ICT and
Poverty identification of local
resesrchers/interlocutorsvisits to case studies
write up
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3. Workplan and Budget
3.1 Selected countries Tanzania, Ghana,
Senegal, Rwanda, Cameroon (Mozambique?) 3.2
Initial mapping and production of background
briefs November 2004 February 2005 3.3 Case
studies selection March June
2005 3.4 Finalization of Toolkits 3.5 Budget
components
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4. The Methodological issue
4.1 Issues How best to conduct country
assessments that link poverty reduction and ICTs?
4.2 The Dakar methodological
workshop 4.3 Key outputs a) a
multidisciplinary project team in place both on
country /regional level (Macro economists,
Poverty reduction specialists, ICT specialists,
Sociologists, development advocates..Governance
advisors)b) Peer review mechanism in place c)
Country reviews developed the country
frameworksCase studies selection March June
2005
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5. Project Perspectives
5.1 A regional synthesis developed out of 5
country reviews to be presented at the Accra WSIS
Preconference. 5.2 Finalizing country reviews and
in country validation workshop 5.3 Expanding to
new countries 5.4 Expanding the partnership 5 5
developing and disseminating toolkits and other
guidelines
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