"Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development." - Kofi A. Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations
Country Profiles of e-Governance Following the COMNET IT/UNESCO Global Survey on On-line Governance published in 2000, the Commonwealth Network of Information Technology for Development (COMNET-IT), in association with and with the financial support of UNESCO, has developed national profiles detailing current status and developments in this area.
Digital Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Processes of Institutionalisation Presented at the 9th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, this 13-page document focuses on processes of institutionalisation of digital inclusion projects. Three case studies, the Akshaya telecentre project of the a state of Kerala in India, a community-based information and communication technology (ICT) project in rural Siyabuswa, South Africa, and telecentre projects in the mega-city of São Paulo, Brazil, are described and analysed according to a theoretical schema derived from institutional theory.
E-readiness Assessment: Who is Doing What and Where There are a number of different organizations conducting e-readiness assessments in developing countries. This paper builds on the comparison by looking at where e-readiness assessments have been carried out, and by whom.
Global survey on on-line governance: final report UNESCO and COMNET-IT have undertaken a first step in investigating the international state of the art of on-line governance, as exemplified by government-led initiatives for the electronic provision of information services, and of public input to the process of government. This first stage has been concluded with the present survey report resulting from data polled from sixty-two countries and an Internet-based facility from which the data can be queried and accessed (http://www.comnet.mt/Unesco/).