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
Peru: The Battle for Control of the Internet Jorge Bossio Jun 2009 English
Peru: Public strategies for new technologies in rural areas Roberto Bustamante Vento y Maicu Alvarado V. Jun 2009 Spanish
Peru: Fund for the Investment in Telecommunications Laura León Kanashiro Jun 2009 Spanish
Introductory report: Telecommunications Regulation and Broadband Development: Implications for the Andean region Guillermo Mastrini and Carolina Aguerre Jun 2009 English
Introduction to the Regional Advocacy reports: Universal Access Funds in the Andean Region Hugo Carrión Gordón Jun 2009 English
Ecuador: Wireless Networks for Development María Eugenia Hidalgo Jun 2009 English
Ecuador: Inputs from civil society for the formulation of the Communication Law Raquel Escobar Guevara Jun 2009 Spanish
Ecuador: Fund for the Development of Telecommunications in Rural and Urban-marginal Areas Hugo Carrión Gordón Jun 2009 Spanish
Communication for influence (CILAC): Research and advocacy Jun 2009
Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres Jorge Mauricio Escobar Sarria, Olga Patricia Paz Martínez y Paula Andrea Ospina Saavedra Jun 2009 Spanish
Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres Colnodo Jun 2009 Spanish
Colombia: Communications Fund Marco Pérez Jun 2009 Spanish
Bolivia: Universal Broadband Access: Advances and challenges Orlando D. Arratia 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
Unbounded possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs in Africa Ian Howard Oct 2008 English
Consultation to explore building a transnational advocacy network of networks on public policy related to internet governance APC Oct 2008 English
Advocacy and civil participation in the eLAC process analysis ITeM Sep 2008 Summary, English
Tools and technologies for equitable access Alberto Escudero-Pascual Jul 2008 Summary by Alan Finlay, Commentary by Carlos Afonso, Commentary by Steven Song, English
Policies for equitable access Lishan Adam Jul 2008 Summary by Alan Finlay, Commentary by Willie Currie, Commentary by Amy Mahan, English

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