Research

Assessment of citizens’ perceptions on open governance in Uganda
Assessment of citizens’ perceptions on open governance in Uganda 29 May 2012 APC and CIPESA

The aim of this study was to capture citizens’ perceptions on open governance data (OGD) in Uganda, with a view to making prospective open governance initiatives in the country responsive to the needs and aspirations of citizens. The study revealed that there is a high level of knowledge about open governance in Uganda, as well as great expectations of the benefits which OGD would bring to the country. Numerous benefits were mentioned such as raising accountability by duty bearers, minimisi...

Open government data readiness study in Uganda
Open government data readiness study in Uganda 29 May 2012 APC and CIPESA

This study assessed Uganda’s readiness for open government data (OGD). It explored three basic tenets with regards to readiness: knowledge, attitudes and practice. In undertaking a study of this nature it was imperative to appreciate how knowledgeable the key actors were about the subject matter, their attitudes towards the subject matter and current practices. Besides assessing the open data readiness in Uganda, this study’s overall objective was to recommend actions needed for the count...

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary)
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector (Executive Summary) 04 May 2012 Alan Finlay and Edtih Adera

This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change by from an ICT4D perspective.

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women 19 April 2012 APC WNSP

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence. Read the executive summary .

Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities
Application of ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities 19 April 2012 Various

This new publication by the Association for Progressive Communications and the International Development Research Centre gathers several reports from developing countries on how ICTs are and can be applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress, adapt to climate change.

Spectrum use in Latin America: Summary report of the case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela
Spectrum use in Latin America: Summary report of the case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela 10 January 2012 Carlos A. Afonso

In Latin America case studies were done in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. This report reviews and summarises the most relevant aspects of these studies.    

Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online
Global Information Society Watch 2011: Internet rights and democratisation – Focus on freedom of expression and association online 08 December 2011 APC and Hivos

APC and Hivos investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding using the very same technology.    

Evaluation of Global Information Society Watch 2007-2010
Evaluation of Global Information Society Watch 2007-2010 27 October 2011 Debbie Budlender

APC has been playing a leading role in civil society-led global ICT policy advocacy since the inception of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in February 2001. Since the conclusion of the WSIS process in December 2005 APC has been active in follow-up global forums as well as in various related regional processes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2007 APC joine...

Chakula, an African ICT policy newsletter: Past editions
Chakula, an African ICT policy newsletter: Past editions 17 October 2011 APC

Chakula —the Swahili word for food— is APC’s very occasional Africa ICT policy newsletter. You can view the archives, subscribe and unsubscribe online. Read past editions of Chakula: CHAKULA Issue # 21: Changing policy in Africa: two years communicating for influence (March 2011) CHAKULA Issue # 20: Pushing for broadband policy in Africa (September 2010) CHAKULA Issue # 19: Inn...

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report 07 October 2011 Tanko Mohammed

The Ghana analog to digital migration workshop brought together almost 40 key stakeholders from the different sectors and provided them with key information of the mandated migration and educated them of the urgency, consequences, cost and strategies that could be taken during this initiative.