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.

Titlesort icon Author Date Languages
Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law Raquel Escobar Guevara Jun 2009 Spanish
Ecuador: Wireless Networks for Development María Eugenia Hidalgo Jun 2009 English
Introduction to the Regional Advocacy reports: Universal Access Funds in the Andean Region Hugo Carrión Gordón Jun 2009 English
Introductory report: Telecommunications Regulation and Broadband Development: Implications for the Andean region Guillermo Mastrini and Carolina Aguerre Jun 2009 English
Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications Laura León Kanashiro Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V. Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet Jorge Bossio 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
Venezuela: NAP: An Opportunity to Improve Universal Broadband Access? Ysabel Briceño Jun 2009 English
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh Jan 2009
EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Policy Review Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño Dec 2008
Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance APC Oct 2008 English
Unbounded possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs in Africa Ian Howard Oct 2008 English
Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis ITeM Sep 2008 Summary, English
Business models for equitable access Muriuki Mureithi Jul 2008 Summary by Alan Finlay, Commentary by Seán Ó Siochrú, English
Capacity building for equitable access David Souter Jul 2008 Summary by Alan Finlay, English, Commentary by Steve Buckley, Commentary by F.F. Tusubira
Equitable access: Papers and commentaries Various Jul 2008 Workshop summary
Policies for equitable access Lishan Adam Jul 2008 English, Summary by Alan Finlay, Commentary by Willie Currie, Commentary by Amy Mahan
Tools and technologies for equitable access Alberto Escudero-Pascual Jul 2008 Summary by Alan Finlay, Commentary by Carlos Afonso, Commentary by Steven Song, English

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