Research

APC carries out a lot of research. Why? Because we link research to capacity building, to changed practice, to networking and advocacy. When we undertake research it is usually because we have an underlying advocacy goal. For example, we have worked with local researcher-activists to conduct research on telecomms policy in the Andean region because our long term goal is to bring down the price of broadband there.

The research is then used in broader capacity development: training, building knowledge of the issues, making information available in the public domain. Simultaneously we facilitate participation in policy processes, giving people an opportunity to use and test the research in real policy processes. The other element of this method, which is what we see makes it produce sustainable results, is that we tend to link researchers and other people seeking policy change, supporting the emergence of networks that then often continue on their own.

Title Authorsort icon Date Languages
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines Cheekay Cinco, Karel Novotný Oct 2010 English, Español
Report on fundamental rights, and global copyright legislative best practise for access to knowledge in South Africa Andrew Rens Oct 2010 English
Collected news stories on the impact of the APC Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) APC Aug 2010
Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries APC May 2010
EroTICs: The first findings EroTICs Apr 2010
Without excision and with the youth: Towards an informed African citizenship ENDA Apr 2010 English
Réforme des télécommunications: Cas du Cameroun Sylvie SIYAM, Serge KUATE, Serge DAHO, Feb 2010 Français
Draft text (11/2009): Code of good practice on information, participation and transparency in Internet governance Nov 2009 English
Bringing affordable telecommunications services to Uganda: A policy narrative and analysis Wairagala Wakabi Oct 2009 English
Paper 2 (05/2009): Mapping the information and participation practice of internet governance entities David Souter Oct 2009 English
Kenya Communications Amendment Act (2009): Progressive or retrogressive? Rebecca Wanjiku Sep 2009 English
Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to climate change using ICTs Patrick Kalas and Alan Finlay Sep 2009 English
Communication for influence in Central, East and West Africa (CICEWA): Collected research and articles APC Sep 2009
A review of telecommunications policy and challenges in Rwanda Albert Nsengiyumva and Emmanuel Habumuremyi Sep 2009 English
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? Ysabel Briceño Jun 2009 English
Venezuela: Analysis of the proposal for reforming the Telecommunications, informatics and postal services law Sandra L. Benítez U., Adela Vivas y Luis Germán Rodríguez Jun 2009 Spanish
Venezuela: Fund for Universal Service Sandra L. Benítez U. Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V. Jun 2009 Spanish
Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law Raquel Escobar Guevara Jun 2009 Spanish
Bolivia: Universal Broadband Access: Advances and challenges Orlando D. Arratia Jun 2009 English

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