mHealth compendium, volume five

This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners which document a range of mHealth applications being implemented mainly throughout Africa, but also in other regions of the world.

mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa

The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Africa Bureau project, African Strategies for Health (ASH), to help USAID missions, governmen

Policy recommendations to Abu Dhabi on ICT and e-governance

The Korean government has implemented various strategic policies for increasing availability and user take-up of e-Government services since the 1980s. In fact, Korea has become one of the top performers in e-Government and is now being benchmarked by many countries across the world. Korea consecutively ranked first in the UN e-Government Survey in 2010 and 2012.

A way forward for the turkish economy: lessons from Korean experience

To meet the demands and to assist the economic and social advancement of the development partnership country more efficiently, the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea launched a special project under the name of “The Knowledge Sharing Program” with the Republic of Turkey.

Open government and targeted transparency: trends and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

Transparency and integrity are key factors in consolidating democratic governance and deepening the modernization of the state. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been supporting country efforts to achieve open government, providing technical support and knowledge on transparency in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

Can states continue to govern the new citizenry using old paradigms?: the political challenges of open government in Latin America and the Caribbean

The concept of Open Government has emerged as a new public policy paradigm. It is a response to the rise of a better-informed and more demanding citizenry, which seeks to influence public service design and provision.

Emerging impacts in open data in the judiciary Branches in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

The majority of Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives around the world have focussed on the executive branches of government, exploring financial, infrastructure and administrative datasets. A smaller number have looked at legislative open data. However, open data in the judicial branch has gone relatively unexplored.

Opening cities: open data in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo

In order to analyse the first steps of the Open Government Data policy in the City of Buenos Aires, as well as in many other cases, it is necessary to understand the role of policy entrepreneurs (within and outside the public administration) in the implementation of innovative ideas.

Open cities: the case of Montevideo

This paper argues that policy objectives, resources, availability of data and technology play a role determining how open data ecosystems work. For open data policies to become an enabler of a more inclusive and open city different incentives and resources are needed.

Improving access to justice through information and communication technologies

How have information and communication technologies (ICTs) been used to improve access to justice in developing countries? That is the question posed in this brief report, which looks at examples from all over the world, and via different ICTs such as radio, television, mobile phones, and the internet.

Research for the implementation of the Honduras national ICT master plan

The ICT Master Plan established "e-Honduras 2038" as the ICT vision, and recommended to implement the plan by defining 7 sectors for the ICT Master Plan, namely ICT HRD, ICT Infrastructure, ICT Legal Framework, ICT Awareness, EGovernment, Business Informatization, ICT Standardization and Liberalization.

Philippine priorities in expanding APEC-wide connectivity through infrastructure development

Well-developed infrastructure systems and services are vital means of  enhancing the connectivity of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies. In essence, efforts by APEC to enhance connectivity through infrastructure should be considered regional public goods since

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